Gabapentin Has Therapeutic Benefits in Some Patients With Neuropathic Pain and Fibromyalgia

Gabapentin Has Therapeutic Benefits in Some Patients With Neuropathic Pain and Fibromyalgia
The study entitled “Gabapentin for chronic neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia in adults” represents an updated review on the work developed regarding the effects of gabapentin in pain conditions. The study was published in The Cochrane Library by researchers at the University of Oxford and Imperial College London in the United Kingdom, and the Technische Universität München in Germany. Chronic neuropathic pain corresponds to a complex state of pain where the nerve fibers have become damaged or dysfunctional. Neuropathic pain is not responsive to normal pain medicines, like paracetamol or ibuprofen. Antiepileptic drugs are in fact often used in the management of chronic neuropathic pain and also fibromyalgia, a medical disorder characterized by widespread chronic musculoskeletal pain, incapacitating fatigue, stiffness and numbness in certain parts of the body, painful response to pressure, headaches, unrefreshing sleep (poor sleep quality), anxiety or depression and mood alterations. Fibromyalgia is a condition that can affect people’s ability to conduct simple daily tasks, compromising their quality of life. Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant and analgesic drug used to relieve neuropathic pain. In the study, the authors assessed the analgesic efficacy and adverse effects associated with gabapentin use in patients with chronic neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia. The team conduc
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2 comments

  1. alice says:

    I take Gabapentin 300mg cap 2 3x a day and
    my neuropathy still hurts. I was on 600 mg 6 xaday and worked until I could no longer swallow the big pill.my hands are the worst.

  2. Sondra Smith says:

    Son has great deal of pain from knees to bottom of his feet c/o feet freezing! Knees pain severely also-trouble sleeping even though he uses c-PAC! Normal naisads not helping @ all. Tired ALL The Time. Personality changes, short , argumenttave, short fuse! (Age 57)

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