Welcome, Friend!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Veritas-Health LLC has recently released patient forums to our Arthritis-Health web site.

Please visit http://www.arthritis-health.com/forum

There are several patient story videos on Spine-Health that talk about Arthritis. Search on Patient stories
Protect anonymity
We strongly suggest that members do not include their email addresses. Once that is published , your email address is available to anyone on the internet , including hackers.

All discussions and comments that contain an external URL will be automatically moved to the spam queue. No external URL pointing to a medical web site is permitted. Forum rules also indicate that you need prior moderator approval. If you are going to post an external URL, contact one of the moderators to get their approval.
Attention New Members
Your initial discussion or comment automatically is sent to a moderator's approval queue before it can be published.
There are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. Therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.
This includes any analysis, interpretation, or advice based on any diagnostic test

New drug spray/ointment - alot of different meds in one... nervous

reallybadneckrreallybadneck Posts: 1
edited 09/30/2014 - 9:58 AM in Pain Medications
Was recently prescribed a spray/ointment for my severe neck pain. It contains:

Ketamine 15%
Gabapentin 6%
Baclofen 2%
Cyclobenzaprine 2%
Flurbiprofen 10%
in Lipocream Active

Is this stuff safe, going to work, etc etc? Seems like a lot. I'm just always nervous about taking new meds even if it is just meant to go on my skin.


  • http://www.spine-health.com/forum/announcements/spine-health-announcements/welcome-message-resource

    Your doctor would not have prescribed the topical medication if he didn't believe that it would help you. Many patients have tried similar combinations of medications in a cream base and found them to be helpful for their pain.
  • I've been using a very similar topical prescription cream for over a year now & I love it!! I had a lot of side effects from different oral medications, some contained in my cream but I've never had even the slightest adverse reaction since using my cream. You can take it out with you & apply it while at work, socializing etc. I hope you find it as useful as I have. No one thing has ever worked for me alone. It's about developing a different 'Blend' of treatments, therapies & medications to manage your pain. I've been in constant pain for over 8 years & nothing can ever take all of your pain away. Patches & creams are less harsh on your body than oral meds. I wouldn't be worried. ;-)
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
Sign In or Register to comment.