Connie Chalko, of Mar-Main Pharmacy, says non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may have fewer side effects if they're compounded in a gel and applied topically.The Mar-Main
, a compounding pharmacy, has been mixing up gels containing ketoprofen and other common NSAIDs for years.
And the gel used as the base has been shown to penetrate the skin and deliver medicine directly to joints, Chalko
...Pharmacist Connie Chalko puts a dab of gel containing the anti-inflammatory ketoprofen on her hand.She
was demonstrating custom-made topical pain relievers to physical therapists at McDonald Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab Center
in South Bend.