Unusual case of optic neuropathy and OTC sexual enhancement products

Can a certain type of optic neuropathy and unregulated use of some over-the-counter sexual enhancement products be linked? Researchers from the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida found an unusual case which indicates PDE-5 inhibitors may some serious unintended side effects. The case study An […]

Study finds patients may be taking pregabalin at lower levels than possible to reduce neuropathic pain.

Doctors often prescribe pregabalin, also sold as Lyrica, to help their patients with diabetic neuropathy, to get relief from pain. A team of researchers found, “Higher doses of pregabalin have been shown to be more effective in improving pain outcomes but, in practice, failing to appropriately increase the dose can leave patients under-treated.” One source […]

Relief from neuropathic pain with phenytoin cream according to new study

Phenytoin provided temporary relief from neuropathic pain reports a recent study¬†in the Journal of Pain Research. The doctors, Jan M. Keppel Hesselink and David¬†Kopsky, from the Institute for Neuropathic Pain in Amsterdam, summarized their findings on the benefits of a 10% topical cream with phenytoin as the active ingredient as follows. “We, therefore, developed a […]