There are countless types of pain that patients may come across. Each patient may experience pain in different parts of the body with various types of unpleasant sensations. Pain is very likely to be an interfering factor with daily activity, therefore it is important to assess and help control symptoms. Pharmacy compounding can be considered to provide various options in managing pain. Instead of tablet or capsules, there are other formulations that can be custom made, such as gel, cream, trocne (dissolves under the tongue), suppository and more. Drug formulations that are applied locally may provide better relief, and may also help avoid undesirable side effects that can come from taking pills.