Dexamethasone Iontophoresis

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   Posted 6/12/2007 12:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Today I had my first treatment of dexamethasone via iontophoresis on both wrists  and I was wondering if anyone else has had any experience with this?  It took me 5 tries to even say it!  LOL
Basically, it seems to me that this manner of administering drugs-  usually dexamethasone or lidocaine- with electrical current is painless and non-invasive.  The article says that patients report good to excellent results in 3 treatments or so.  My docs have me going 3 times a week for at least the next two weeks.
Can anyone share their experiences with iontophoresis and dexamethasone administered this way?
Thanks and God Bless you!
~Holly in PA~
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   Posted 6/12/2007 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry I have never heard of this!! I hope it helps though.

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   Posted 6/12/2007 6:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Holly, I've never had iontophoresis, but I did have something along the same lines. For me, they used a steroid cream and then "pushed" it in by using Ultrasound waves. This was done after a shoulder injury which resulted in a great deal of internal inflammation and I was thrilled with the results. In fact, I wish I had someone who'd do that again for me. I could certainly use some non-invasive steroids around my spine.

I hope that you get great results from it. Let us know how it goes.
Keah a.k.a. Wormy
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