A 27-year-old female asked:
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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
26 years experience Internal Medicine
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.
Answered on Nov 20, 2019
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