Chapter 7. Topical Local Anesthetics

  1. Gary J. McCleane MD, FFARCSI, DA, DipIMC, Dip Pain Mang Consultant in Pain Management

Published Online: 30 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300796.ch7

Pain Management: Expanding the Pharmacological Options

Pain Management: Expanding the Pharmacological Options

How to Cite

McCleane, G. J. (2009) Topical Local Anesthetics, in Pain Management: Expanding the Pharmacological Options, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300796.ch7

Author Information

  1. Rampark Pain Centre, Lurgan, Northern Ireland, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 6 JUN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405178235

Online ISBN: 9781444300796

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Keywords:

  • topical local anesthetics;
  • applying local active agent to site of pain;
  • analgesic action of local anesthetic agents;
  • Lidocaine 5% patch;
  • topical lidocaine patch and area of allodynia;
  • lidocaine 5% patch in rib fractures;
  • potential uses of lidocaine 5% patch;
  • EMLA® cream - eutectic mixture of lidocaine and prilocaine;
  • logical appeal for applying locally active agent to pain site

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Lidocaine 5% patch

  • Gels/creams

  • Other topical local anesthetics

  • Conclusion

  • Bibliography