Gabapentin

Gabapentinoids: Evaluating the Benefits for Chronic Low Back Pain

Gabapentinoids: Evaluating the Benefits for Chronic Low Back Pain

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Gabapentinoid use presents significant risk for adverse events and provides few benefits for patients with chronic low back pain.

Gabapentin, Pregabalin Effective for Burn-Related Pruritus, Neuropathic Pain

Gabapentin, Pregabalin Effective for Burn-Related Pruritus, Neuropathic Pain

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The use of gabapentin, pregabalin, or both is effective for reducing pruritus and neuropathic pain in burn survivors.

Pregabalin vs Gabapentin for Neuropathic Pain to Achieve Therapeutic Dose

Pregabalin vs Gabapentin for Neuropathic Pain to Achieve Therapeutic Dose

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Patients with neuropathic pain are more likely to achieve effective therapeutic dose when treated with pregabalin compared with gabapentin.

Preemptive Analgesia to Prevent Chronic Postsurgical Pain

Preemptive Analgesia to Prevent Chronic Postsurgical Pain

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Preemptive analgesia seeks to prevent central sensitization and ensuing chronic pain, a concept that has shown promising results in preliminary studies.

Gabapentinoids: Are They Overprescribed?

Gabapentinoids: Are They Overprescribed?

Clinicians may be overprescribing gabapentinoids, in part as a response to the opioid epidemic, and prescribing them for almost any type of pain.

Gabapentin Assessed in Chronic Neuropathic Pain

Gabapentin Assessed in Chronic Neuropathic Pain

Gabapentin, at doses of 1800 mg to 3600 mg can provide "good levels of pain relief" to some individuals suffering from postherpetic neuralgia and peripheral diabetic neuropathy.

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Assessing Treatment Patterns to Improve Outcomes

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Assessing Treatment Patterns to Improve Outcomes

In a 3-year period, 45% of patients with trigeminal neuralgia received at least 3 unique treatments.

Strategies to Prevent the Transition From Postoperative Acute Pain to Chronic Pain

Strategies to Prevent the Transition From Postoperative Acute Pain to Chronic Pain

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A number of shortcomings are associated with systematic reviews and meta-analyses of postoperative care.

Discussing Off-Label Use of Medications With Patients

Discussing Off-Label Use of Medications With Patients

Though there is no law that says patients must be told that the medications they have been prescribed are for an off-label use, and the FDA does not regulate the practice of medicine, I feel it is important to provide at least a brief explanation to my patients.

An Overview of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

An Overview of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy include lower-extremity weakness, in addition to tingling, pain and burning.

Costs of Pregabalin vs Gabapentin for Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

Costs of Pregabalin vs Gabapentin for Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

Lower cost for pregabalin Tx due to lower use of concomitant medications, fewer primary care visits, and fewer days of sick leave.

Gabapentin Abuse in Patients on Opioid Pain Medications

Gabapentin Abuse in Patients on Opioid Pain Medications

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A surprising number of patients already prescribed opioids were found to be abusing gabapentin.

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