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Got new script for topical med

Dava AnneDDava Anne Posts: 28
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:19 AM in Pain Medications
I just got my script for the new compounded topical med that my neuro, along with the pharmacist came up with for me to try. It contains alot of different meds as follows:
5% Bupivicaine
2% Amitriptyline
2% Baclofen
10% Ketoprofen
1% Piroxicam

I am to apply it to the painful area 2 times per day. I'm not sure exactly what all these meds do but I sure hope it works!


  • Hi Dava Anne,I looks like a pretty good mix.Not a pharmacist,but from little I know:
    if the name ends with "caine",it's most likely a pain reliever
    Amitriptyline is antidepressant,but also used for chronic pain
    Ketoprofen is the one i am very familiar with,used pounds of it during the years.It's a NSAID,so is Piroxicam.
    Baclofen,I think is a muscle relaxer.

    The mix sounds really good.Would you give me the name of it, please?It could be a better option than opioid meds.
    Good luck with it,hope it works for you!
  • I picked up the new topical med last night and will start using it today. I am hoping it works. I have never been to a compounding pharmacy before but this one is impressive!
  • I had one of these once. Unfortunately, when I read the directions it said to use it on only 4 places at any one time.

    Sadly, for me I have nerve damage throughout my legs and degenerative disk damage in lumbar spine so this only relieved the pain in 4 of the worst spots.

    If you can put it everywhere it hurts, I would love to hear about it.

    Good Luck
  • CherSpirit: I have sent you a PM with the instructions I got from the pharmacist on how to apply. He also told me the reason they use this combo of meds is as follows:
    Bupivacaine: numbing agent
    Amitriptyline: nerve pain
    Baclofen: muscle spasms
    Ketoprofen & Piroxicam: NSAIDS
    If you any other questons, just let me know. Dava Anne
  • Bupivicaine in a local anesthetic in the amide family.
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