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La Quinta Pharmacy
43875 Washington St., Suite A
Palm Desert, CA 92211
 

 

Phone:  (760) 777-9902
Fax: (760) 777-9820
Store Hours
Monday - Friday:  9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

 

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Therapy for Temporo-Mandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)

Transdermal application of NSAIDs such as ketoprofen results in significantly higher tissue levels beneath the site of application than are achieved with oral administration. Additionally, side effects such as gastrointestinal irritation are avoided.

The following article concludes: "Topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are effective in relieving pain in acute and chronic conditions."

BMJ. 1998 Jan 31;316(7128):333-8
Quantitative systematic review of topically applied non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Moore RA, Tramer MR, Carroll D, Wiffen PJ, McQuay HJ.
University of Oxford, Oxford Radcliffe Hospital, Headington.
Click here to access the PubMed abstract of this article.
Free full text article available at bmj.com:  http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/316/7128/333

The following article reports "The systemic concentrations of ketoprofen have also been found to be 100 fold lower compared to tissue concentrations below the application... Topically applied ketoprofen thus provides high local concentration below the site of application but lower systemic exposure."

Pharm Res. 1996 Jan;13(1):168-72
Percutaneous absorption of ketoprofen from different anatomical sites in man.

Shah AK, Wei G, Lanman RC, Bhargava VO, Weir SJ.
Pfizer Inc., Central Research Division, Groton, Connecticut 06340, USA.
Click here to access the PubMed abstract of this article.

Iontophoretic delivery of dexamethasone and lidocaine may be effective in improving mandibular function in patients with temporo-mandibular disorders who have concurrent temporo-mandibular joint capsulitis and disc displacement without reduction.

J Orofac Pain 1996 Spring;10(2):157-65
Temporomandibular joint iontophoresis: a double-blind randomized clinical trial.

Schiffman EL, Braun BL, Lindgren BR.
TMJ and Craniofacial Pain Clinic, School of Dentistry University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455
Click here to access the PubMed abstract of this article.

 

 

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