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Pharmacological Treatment of Pain

While medications are often prescribed for all types of chronic pain, research has consistently shown that several classes have proven efficacy for the treatment of neuropathic pain. Ideally, pharmacotherapy of pain would be specifically selected on the basis of considerations of etiology (e.g., ischemic, neuropathic), pathophysiology (e.g., demyelination, central pain), and anatomy (e.g., C fibers,… Read More »

Duloxetine 20 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg Capsules

Duloxetine (do-lox-e-teen) [Cymbalta] Duloxetine Classification (The therapeutic classification, which categorizes drugs by the disease state they are used to treat, appears first, followed by the pharmacologic classification, which is based on the drug’s mechanism of action.) Therapeutic class: antidepressants Pharmacologic class of Duloxetine: selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors — SSNRIs Pregnancy Category (pregnancy categories… Read More »

Opioids In Chronic Pain

The use of opioids in pain of non-malignant origin is controversial and depends on a proper understanding of the nature of chronic pain, and the strategy of its management. Patients with chronic pain who take opioids must understand the rationale for the use and be prepared to be an active partner in the management of… Read More »

OCD treatment: Augmentation strategy

SRIs This augmentation strategy consists of the combination of two serotoninergic drugs, usually clomipramine or SSRIs, depending on which was the initial agent. Sertraline and citalopram represent first choice SSRIs augmentation molecules to clomipramine, due to the fact that they have a minor inhibitor effect on cit P-450. The efficacy of clomipramine as augmentation agent… Read More »

Pharmacological Treatment Of Restless Legs Syndrome

Dopaminergic Agents in the Treatment Of Restless Legs Syndrome Levodopa was the first dopaminergic agent found effective in restless legs syndrome and has since shown evidence of efficacy in controlled trials. Benes et al. found improved quality of sleep, reduced sleep latency, and better quality of life with levodopa / benserazide given in a single… Read More »

Matching SSRI to Depressive Subtype

Atypical Depression Atypical depression is characterized by mood reactivity and two of the following: weight or appetite increase, hypersomnia, leaden paralysis and a pattern of interpersonal rejection sensitivity. MAOIs have been found to be superior to TCAs for atypical depression but recent views are that SSRIs are also an effective treatment for this subtype. Response… Read More »

Fluoxetine 20 mg Capsules

Information For The User Fluoxetine 20 mg Capsules (Fluoxetine Hydrochloride) Eight Important Things You Need To Know About Fluoxetine Fluoxetine treats depression and anxiety disorders. Like all medicines it can have unwanted effects. It is therefore important that you and your doctor weigh up the benefits of treatment against the possible unwanted effects, before starting… Read More »

Sertraline 50 mg & 100 mg Tablets

Generic name: Sertraline Sertraline 50 mg Film coated Tablets Sertraline 100 mg Film coated Tablets 1. What Sertraline Tablets is and what it is used for Sertraline Tablets contains the active substance sertraline and are used to treat depression (major depressive episodes). Sertraline belongs to a group of antidepressant drugs called Selective Serotonin Re-uptake inhibitors.… Read More »

Citalopram 10mg, 20mg, 40mg Tablets

Generic Name: Citalopram Hydrobromide Citalopram 10mg Tablets Citalopram 20mg Tablets Citalopram 40mg Tablets 1. What are Citalopram tablets and what are they used for Citalopram is a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) and belongs to a group of medicines called antidepressants.These medicines help to correct certain chemical imbalances in the brain that are causing the… Read More »

Using Narcotics Appropriately

State and federal clinical practice guidelines do indicate that it is appropriate to ameliorate pain and that the use of pain medications to do so is not illegal. A set of so-called frequently asked questions (FAQ) was released by the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) along with pain specialists from the University of Wisconsin, in… Read More »