Effective use of topical amitriptyline hydrochloride 2.5% and ketamine hydrochloride 0.5% for analgesia in refractory proctodynia

Julia Lehman, Gabriel F. Sciallis

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Abstract

Idiopathic proctodynia, an enigmatic pain syndrome affecting the perianal region, can be persistent, relatively refractory to treatment, and associated with considerable psychological distress. The authors present the case of a patient with a long history of severe proctodynia that had been resistant to a range of topical and systemic treatments. With the use of topical amitriptyline hydrochloride 2.5% and ketamine hydrochloride 0.5% cream, the patient's pain resolved rapidly, leading to a substantially improved quality of life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)887-889
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Drugs in Dermatology
Volume7
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2008

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Amitriptyline
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Psychology
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Effective use of topical amitriptyline hydrochloride 2.5% and ketamine hydrochloride 0.5% for analgesia in refractory proctodynia. / Lehman, Julia; Sciallis, Gabriel F.

In: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, Vol. 7, No. 9, 01.09.2008, p. 887-889.

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