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View in Spanish: Baclofen/amitriptyline/ketamine gel (en inglés)

Baclofen/amitriptyline/ketamine gel (bak-LOH-fen AM-ih-TRIP-tih-leen KEET-uh-meen JEL)
A substance being studied in the treatment of peripheral neuropathy (pain, numbness, tingling, burning, or weakness in the hands or feet) caused by chemotherapy. It contains three drugs, baclofen, amitriptyline, and ketamine, that relax muscles by blocking nerve receptors. The gel is applied to the skin of affected areas. It is a type of analgesic. Also called BAK gel.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.