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Prescription Drug Shortage and Cefadroxil for RSD / CRPS Treatment?

December 8, 2010

The Montreal Gazette posted a story last November regarding prescription drug shortages. You can read the full article by clicking the link at the bottom of the page. Admittedly, drug shortages are a cause for concern but while reading the article something else jumped out at me:

Patricia Micheletti, a chartered airplane broker, said she had to contact 34 Montreal pharmacies before she could get her prescription filled for cefadroxil, an antibiotic.

Micheletti suffers from complex regional pain syndrome in her left arm. It’s a debilitating condition, and no painkillers seemed to work until one day she took cefadroxil to treat an infection in her finger.

To her surprise and immense relief, she said, the antibiotic also eased her pain. She contacted the pain clinic at the Montreal General Hospital, and an immunologist who examined her agreed to continue putting her on cefadroxil.

But when that prescription ran out, Micheletti said she scoured the city desperately for a refill.

I have never heard of the drug cefadroxil before. Seems it is a broad spectrum antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. Might be something to ask your Doctor about.

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