Description: To date, clinical pain practice relies on opioids as the primary analgesics for the management of moderate to severe pain. Adjuvant analgesics use has become increasingly important especially in the management of mild to moderate pain.
Description: Learning Outcomes To know the most commonly used adjuvants in pain management, their indication for use and common side effects associated with them. To recognise their place in the management of acute pain Adjuvants and other drugs This article aims to inform on some of the most commonly used adjuvants. Adjuvants have traditionally been used […]
Description: An adjuvant analgesic is a medication that is not primarily designed to control pain but can be used for this purpose. Some examples of adjuvant drugs are medications like antidepressants and anticonvulsants.They may also be called coanalgesics.
Description: Adjuvant pain medications are medications that are not typically used for pain but may be helpful for its management. Adjuvant pain medications can include antidepressants, anti-seizure medications, muscle relaxants, sedatives or anti-anxiety medications, and botulinum toxin.
Description: Bone pain is a common problem in the palliative care setting. Radiation therapy is usually considered when bone pain is focal and poorly controlled with an opioid, or is associated with a lesion that appears prone to fracture on radiographic examination. Multifocal bone pain may benefit from treatment with an NSAID or a corticosteroid.
Description: Integration into cancer pain management — In the 1980s, the World Health Organization (WHO) described an “analgesic ladder” approach to the use of drugs for cancer pain . This influential model included references to adjuvant drugs that may be used to provide additional analgesia, treat a side effects, or manage a coexisting symptom.
Description: Adjuvant Analgesic A generic term for a medication (e.g., antidepressants, anticonvulsants) which is not designed to manage pain, but which has effects that can help reduce the need for designated analgesics.
Description: When co-administered with classic/other alternative analgesics, AEDs exerted synergistic/additive interactions. Reviewed data could serve as a basis for clinical studies on the efficacy/safety of AEDs as analgesics/adjuvants in patients with inflammatory pain, and contribute to the improvement of the treatment of various inflammatory pain states.
Description: Pain management. An adjuvant pain medication should be considered at all stages of the World Health Organization’s pain ladder for mild to severe pain. 10 Mr C. shows evidence of mixed bony and neuropathic pain. 11 Steroids are particularly useful as adjuvant therapy for metastatic bone pain, neuropathic pain, and visceral pain. 12 As adjuvant agents, corticosteroids can directly reduce pain ...
Description: What are adjuvant medications? Adjuvant medications are those that we can use to “add on” to help in the treatment of pain. Adjuvant medications are non-opioid, non-habit forming medications that can really help provide pain relief needed to get moving again. There are many different classes of these adjuvants including: Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS) These …
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