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A 27-year-old female asked:

Do topical creams for local pain relief (compound cream with lidocaine,gabapentin,naproxen,baclofen,ethoxyl, versapren) interact with medications taken orally (methocarbamol and meloxiclam)?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Small amounts : Of topical drugs can be absorbed in the systemic circulation. The larger the skin area on which they are used and the quantity applied may result in higher systemic concentration and possibly adding to systemic toxicity.
Last updated Nov 20, 2019

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