Medications
 


Medications are a part of the multimodal management plan in severe persistent pain. The aim is to improve the quality of life; if the medicine does not do that after an adequate trial, it is wise to stop it rather than continuing! Some of the medications used in treatment of chronic pain include:


* Simple analgesics like Paracetamol and Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory agents.

* Weak opioids like codeine, dihydrocodeine, tramadol etc.

* Stronger opioids like oxycodone, morphine etc.

* Opioid patches like fentanyl and buprenorphine.

* Antidepressants which help nerve type of pain like Amitriptyline.

* Anticonvulsants which help nerve type of pain like Gabapentin, Pregabalin etc.

* Local anaesthetics like lignocaine.

* Other medications.

The information given here is just to guide you. Consult your G.P. or specialist before using them. Please read the disclaimer before you proceed.

Amitriptyline

Gabapentin

Pregabalin

Tramadol

Fentanyl patch

Buprenorphine patch