Analgesics may be more effective in alleviating pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia compared with topical therapies, antivirals, antidepressants, and antiepileptics.
In a recent study, about half of the study patients taking opioids who were prescribed topical analgesics for pain management discontinued their opioids after 3 to 6 months of treatment.
Preliminary results suggest that this transdermal analgesic is efficacious in reducing opioid use and pain scores in patients experiencing chronic neuropathy and musculoskeletal pain.
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