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Introduction : Refractory Migraines — Migraines that are not responding to treatment — can present significant issues for Migraineurs, including status Migrainous . Unfortunately, even though there are effective treatments that can be tried, many doctors are not aware of them, or even if they’re aware of them, may not be set up to administer them. In such cases, these treatments may be administered outpatient at a hospital, sometimes through the emergency department. The information below was presented at the 49 th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society . Objectives : In the search for additional pharmacologic agents that can be given intravenously in the headache clinic, we chose to use IV lidocaine treatment for Migraineurs who were refractory (their Migraines were not responding to treatment) to usual treatment at home. Background : Lidocaine has been used to treat neuropathic pain by virtue of its ability to block sodium channels and thus block neurop...
Generic Name: HYDROCORTISONE/LIDOCAINE - TOPICAL Pronounced: (HYE-droe-KOR-ti-sone/LIE-doh-cane) Lidocaine-Hydrocortisone Ac Top Precautions
Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist
if you are allergic to lidocaine; or to other amide anesthetics (e.g.,
bupivacaine, prilocaine); or to hydrocortisone; or if you have any other
allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause
allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more
This medication should not be used if you have certain
medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or
pharmacist if you have:
fungal infection (e.g., "athlete's foot")
tuberculosis (current or inactive)
certain kind of virus infection (e.g., chickenpox,
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
What is the point of joint injections? Sticking a needle into a joint is not anyone's idea of a good time; however, at times, an injection might be the best option despite the risks and discomfort. Knowing the risks of bleeding and infection, millions of people put up with the pain of this invasive procedure. Avoiding the needle would be ideal; however, the needle does provide an access route for the fluids being injected into the joint. The results of a joint injection depend on the type of substance being injected, the accuracy of the injection, and location of the injection. The whole point in having an injection depends on the results.
In order to understand the purpose of a joint injection, one must first have some basic understanding about the joint itself. The joint is sealed into an encapsulated, confined space by the synovial joint capsule . Any fluid injected into the joint capsule stays within the joint and does not disperse throughout the entire body. All of the join...
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