What Should Pharmacists Select for Sciatica Pain?
Neuropathic pain is one of the most difficult syndromes to treat.
Pregabalin and gabapentin are effective treatment choices, and millions of patients around the world take these medications with varying degrees of relief.
One population that often has few treatment options is patients with sciatica.
Sciatica is often resistant to simple analgesic regimens. Since sciatica is neuropathic in nature, pregabalin and gabapentin may relieve some of its excruciating pain, but few studies have compared the treatments’ use.
A team of researchers recently published a review of current findings concerning the use of pregabalin and gabapentin in sciatica. Published ahead-of-print in the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, this review indicated that non-evidenced-based use of either pregabalin or gabapentin has become common practice.
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