Why is there not a headace loation og gel for the head?
- 20 Oct 2015 by louisebusk
- 21 October 2015
- paracetamol, headache, medicine, medication, headache relief, pill, gel, lotion
I am wondering (in chemical details) why some medicaments come in pill and some in loation. I know that a pill goes til the entire body, and loation is more direct located, but how come there not be a gel for headaches to target the Temple, where I believe most headaces accour.
If you could provide some books on why, or if it has something to do with the blood-brain-barrier, litterature for that as well, I would appreciate it
louisebusk; I don't have info; you might be able to borrow one from your pharmacy and look at it or ask the pharmacist that is who would really know but not all drugs can be adsorbed through the skin.This is why it has taken so many years to come out with some of the patches we wear for pain stop smoking ect; Many of the chemicals in medications would create a very bad rash,and irritation that is why the patches that are out must be watched so close there would be really no way to control how much medication you would get if it was just put on the temples etc.And say a headache most of us need more than just the temple area due to the ache and pain all over. Wish I could be of more help but i do know that this is the reason for not having topical medications in other things.They have tried and could not get past the side effects of skin rash adsorption of the medications and such.And it's up to the drug companies to develop the meds and be able to get it to the market if they can't make a ton of money they don't care it is as simple as that.Good luck in your research Chuck1957
Yes, there is a gel that relieves most of my migraines as they are beginning, if they are not too bad. You can't take any pain reliever more than 3 days a week, or you risk rebound migraines. But this one hardly goes into the blood stream so no problem with it. At least my nephrologist approved if for me and I can't have any anti-inflammation medication due my kidney failure. Needs a prescription to get and you need a special pharmacy that mixes it up. The ingredients of this anti-inflammation gel are: Amitrityline-2%, Ketoprofen – 10%, Gabapentin – 3%, Lidocaine – 2% and Transdermal Gel – 60 g. You owe me. Most doctors, even neurologists don't know about it. Ask to friend me if you want a specific pharmacy that ships them out. But ask around in your area about special pharmacies. I think that you'll love it.
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