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08/11/2010 06:57 PM

Compound Topical Cream

Lazy1
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First, I would like to say that I did search for this and didn't see it. If it was discussed before, I apologize.

Ok, now on to the medication. My dr. was explaining that there is a compound topical cream. It is Gabapentin, Ketamine, and Clonidine mixed in a Lipoderm cream.

The dr. said that there are other variations that may include Amitriptyline or may leave out the Ketamine.

She also stated that most insurance companies will not pay for the mixture. So, most people have to buy it themselves. She does state that her patients have had good results, though.

Has anyone tried this mixture or a similar mixture? Comments?

Thank you!

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08/12/2010 06:40 AM
thematrix777
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I have that exact cream compounded for me. No, the insurance company would not pay for it. It costs me $60 a month. I personally did not get any help at all from it. However, I have several friends that it works wonders on. So, I would say get a months to try and see if it helps...

08/12/2010 11:21 AM
Fletch2ya
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HI.... I have to say ...I have had this same compound.... I did have a doctor in Fl that was really into these types of treatments....... and as for me....well I did not see much relief from my RSD symptoms... but did from my RA symptoms.....

I think that anything is worth a try..... But like I always say....research it good.....veery good...

Craig....


08/12/2010 11:39 AM
mike1024
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I tried it but it did not help.

08/12/2010 02:10 PM
Lazy1
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Thanks everyone. To those that tried it, do you remember which of the meds were compounded?

I'll let you know if I'm able to try it.

Post edited by: Lazy1, at: 08/12/2010 06:12 PM


08/15/2010 05:18 PM
newrsd
 
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it helped a little with sensitivity. it also helped decrease the pain for the first couple hours after putting on. the advantage is that there are no side effects except maybe skin irritation.

08/22/2010 03:12 AM
darlaa
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perhaps you should try the oral route of these medications?

08/22/2010 03:14 AM
darlaa
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any particular reason for the clonidine? did you ask?

08/22/2010 09:51 AM
Lazy1
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The dr. suggested that people may not experience the side effects since they aren't taking the meds orally.

She suggested this combo because she has had luck with people using it. When I looked it up, I saw other combos too.


11/04/2010 07:45 PM
capecod84
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What is the name of this cream? I hate taking meds orally.
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