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 […]
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 […]
What can be done for elderly patients with peripheral neuropathy to prevent serious injury from falls?
Elderly people with type-2 diabetes mellitus(T2DM) and diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) may be more prone to suffer severe injuries due to tripping and falling. A startling statistic reveals an older adults are admitted to hospitals every 13 seconds, on average, due to falls, while one death results from a fall every 20 minutes. A recent […]