PHN Cream (aka Shingles Cream)

Dec 3, 2014

Dear Doctors,

At the Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy, we want to help you help your patients. One way we can help you is through compounding. Compounding is when a pharmacist modifies or mixes a medication for a specific patient with a prescription from that patients prescriber. Common reasons to compound a medication are to get a non-commercially available dose, to get a medication into a patient by a different route or to re-create a medication that is temporarily or permanently off the market. Here is our suggestion this month:

Compound NamePHN (peripheral herpetic neuralgia) Cream (aka Shingles Cream)
What is in ItKetamine 10%/Gabapentin 6%/ Clonidine 0.2%/Lidocaine 2%
IndicationMost commonly used for post-herpatic neuralgia, but could be used for diabetic neuralgia or other nerve pain conditions. We could change the ingredients if requested.
How to PrescribeBecause it has Ketamine - this does require a triplicate prescription. PHN cream 1 mL tid prn is a good place to start.

We hope that gives you some ideas about how we can help you help your patients! Any questions? Call us at 204-638-4602.


The Pharmacists of the Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy


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