Category: Medication

Pregabalin

What is Pregabalin? Pregabalin (pre-GAB-a-lin) is an anticonvulsant drug prescribed for the management of neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) and epilepsy. In laymen terms, Pregabalin is a drug...

COX 2 (Cyclo-Oxygenase) Inhibitors

Introduction The cyclo-oxygenase 2 (COX-2) inhibitors are a new form of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that are considered to produce fewer gastro-intestinal side effects than the older non-selective drugs. Successive data raised substantive concerns...

Paracetamol

    Introduction Paracetamol is one of the most common analgesic and antipyretic drugs used in pain management. The fact that paracetamol does not irritate the stomach makes it the most popular painkiller in...

Amitriptyline

Introduction Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant prescribed for treatment of various forms of pain associated with the nerves (neuropathic pain) and to prevent migraine headaches. Amitryptilline was originally formulated as an antidepressant although when...