NHS Cuts…. &#39No&#39 to recommended medication.

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  • #14864
    sarahwithstars
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    Hey Shevee,
    Im just giving you the reason for problems in getting them; I too agree that there should be some trial period because they are useful for some patients with neuropathic pain near the surface in the spinal area.

    xxx My hospital trust have tried more than twice to get the patches added to the hospital formulary for anaesthetist prescribing only- even that condition-of-use was insufficient to be approved!!

    but I am sure, too, that the price will decrease in the next 5 years, there must be some patency that will expire in that time.

    #47831
    Rosa
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    Hi @Lupin I was wondering what you meant when you wrote “lidocaine in tablet form”? I have not heard of these & couldn’t find anything in internet search either – only a reference to a heart drug which is a calcium channel blocker like lidocaine but isn’t given for pain relief because of its anti arrhythmic affects?

    Ps am getting much relief from lidocaine patches so am V interested in a possible tablet…

    #47922
    Christine
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    Rosa, I’ve heard of people having Lidocaine infusions via IV – as a day patient, I think. Never heard of tablets, though.

    Christine

    #47923
    PaulT_99
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    Lidocane needs to go into the bloodstream. And it needs a fair volume to work so the only choices are an Infusion given over 1 or 2 hrs. Or large patches.

    I have found the patches did somewhat work for me, but quite minimal.
    Ive also had 3 infusions. One of which was apparently enough to numb a Elephant. Or so he said. It did absolutely nothing for me. Zero.
    Was 150ml administered over 1hr.

    Other people find it works well. But the effects are short term. The only “Medication” that was any use to me was Tapentadol. Thats very effective, for Nerve based pain anyway. Thankfully i have my Nevro HF10 implant now. Amazing bit of kit !.

    #47946
    Rosa
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    Thanks Christine. That’s what I thought too.

    I tried Tapantadol but only at 50mg. I have a lot of stomach issues which means it’s a struggle to take oral medications, and as I thought, the Tapentadol didn’t suit my stomach!

    Lidocaine patches have been a god send for me. I just wish I could use more (around 10 a day would suffice :p.. rather than 3)

    #47949
    PaulT_99
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    I dont think that using that many Lidocane patches through the day would be beneficial.
    Since the Gel material is designed to release the chemical over a given day. So 1 patch should last more than 8hrs.

    What is more crucial is precise location. They need to be exactly over the effected Nerve area.

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