“This Pain is Mind-Numbing”: Use of Intravenous Lidocaine in Refractory Pain

Last updated February 3, 2019

Presented by: Charles F. von Gunten, MD,PhD and Jessica Geiger-Hayes PharmD, BCPS, CPE on April 3, 2018. Presenters describe a case of a cancer patient with intolerable pain, not responsive to traditional medications but once a lidocaine challenge dose followed by a continuous infusion made the patients radiation treatments tolerable.