Experience with Lidocaine HCl crystals
edited February 2015 in Supplements, pharmaceuticals, and nootropics
I've got a small sample of 99.9% reagent grade lidocaine hcl crystals (hcl makes the lido water soluble) in my possession and I'm experimenting with ways to make a trans-dermal numbing cream or salve or even just a method that's been tried before that worked. The goal is to come up with a method/mix that can take the edge off of implantation or dermal scalpel work... no deep cutting.
I've tried a few things... small amount of water + lido to make a paste, apply paste to skin... wait... not that impressive. I've tried mixing with DMSO... still not impressive. Injections of lidocaine are 1% or 2% if you get the good stuff, mixed with water and sometimes salt (NaCl). Commercial creams can be found that go up to 5% lido, mixed with other junk to make them creams. The skin seems to be doing a dang fine job of keeping out my lido mixtures, which are much higher concentrations than 5%. I'm going to steer completely clear of the idea I could mix up my own injectable batch... not quiet ready to jump that hurdle just yet... I'm really looking for a topical solution.
Does anyone have any ideas or better yet, experience?
Amal, I think there's a space at the very end of that url that got incorporated in that hyperlink, and it broke. I'm quite excited to see all the stuff that is on Dangerous Things, and that the products list keeps being added to. Chances are that I'll be making a purchase there in the near future. If I find anything interesting with the lido crystals I'll be sure to share my experiences.