APS 2011 Neuropathic Pain

Comorbidity, Pain Medication Burden Seen in Patients with Fibromyalgia Newly Prescribed Pregabalin or TCAs

Patients with fibromyalgia (FM) who were prescribed pregabalin and tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) demonstrated a considerable comorbidity and pain medication burden, investigators reported during the American Pain Society’s 30th Annual Scientific Meeting. In fact, medication use and costs increased in the follow-up period for both cohorts.