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Old 08-14-2004, 08:30 PM   #1
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new shots?

The advent of new injectable medications such as Clonidine, a drug originally used for high blood pressure, and Wydnase, a protein which can dissolve scar tissue, have allowed epidural procedures to be at the forefront of modern pain management programs.


Anyone read about this yet? Had it done? Is it a steroid or used in place of?

 
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Old 08-14-2004, 09:45 PM   #2
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Re: new shots?

Clonidine is not a steroid but what is called an "alpha agonist"--something like a beta blocker, but it works on other receptors. I haven't heard anything about its being used in injections for spine issues.

I don't know the other drug, although some other drug names than end in "ase" are, indeed, steroids.

 
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