Are anti-depressant and anti-convulsants compatible with other pain medications?
In this article, you can learn more about drug interaction and risk associated with combining medication for neuropathic pain management.
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Are NSAIDs compatible with other pain medications/analgesics?
In this article, you can learn about which pain medications can and cannot be used with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
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Can paracetamol (acetaminophen) / metamizole (dipyrone) be used with other pain medications?
In this article, you can learn about which pain medications can and cannot be used with paracetamol and metamizole.
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What is chronic low back pain?
In this article you can learn about the fundamentals of chronic low back pain.
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How do I choose the right analgesic?
In this article, you can learn more about what to consider when choosing an analgesic.
How do you choose between a non-selective NSAID vs a COX-2 inhibitor for your patient?
In this video, you can learn more about how to choose between a non-selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) vs a cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor.
How should an NSAID be prescribed?
Learn about key considerations for patients and physicians when discussing the optimal use of NSAIDs.
How should paracetamol/metamizole be prescribed?
In this article, you can learn more about how to prescribe paracetamol and metamizole.
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How should triptans be prescribed?
In this article, you can learn more about risks/cautions/contraindications associated with anti-convulsants and anti-depressants for the management of pain.
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How to decide between prescribing an anti-depressant or an anti-convulsant for the next step in the management of patient’s pain?
In this article, you can learn more about factors in the choice between anti-convulsant and anti-depressant for the management of pain.
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How to talk to your patient when prescribing a medication for the management of pain?
In this article, you can learn more about how to communicate with patients while prescribing any medication for pain.
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What is neuropathic pain (NP)?
In this article you can learn about the fundamentals of neuropathic pain.
Optimising patient–physician communication
In this article, you can find out more about the challenges in patient–physician communication regarding pain.
Should an NSAID be prescribed with a gastroprotective agent?
In this article, you can learn more about when to use a gastroprotective agent with an NSAID.
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What is the biopsychosocial model of chronic pain?
In this article, you can learn about the biopsychosocial model of chronic pain.
What are the differences in THC and CBD, cannabinoids, medical cannabis and cannabis-based medicines?
In this article, you can learn more about THC, CBD and their potential risks and benefits
What are the main risks, cautions and contraindications when using NSAIDs?
On this page, you can download an infographic with information about the main risks, cautions and contraindications to consider when using NSAIDs
What are the main risks, cautions and contraindications when using paracetamol (acetaminophen) / metamizole (dipyrone)?
In the following two short videos, you will learn more about the key risks, cautions and contraindications associated with the use of paracetamol and metamizole.
What are the main risks/cautions/contraindications when using anti-depressants and anti-convulsants?
In this article, you can learn more about risks/cautions/contraindications associated with anti-convulsants and anti-depressants for the management of pain.
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What are the main risks, cautions and contraindications when using paracetamol (acetaminophen) / metamizole (dipyrone)?
In the following two short videos, you will learn more about the key risks, cautions and contraindications associated with the use of paracetamol and metamizole.
What are the mains risks of using triptans?
In this article, you can learn more about risks/cautions/contraindications associated with anti-convulsants and anti-depressants for the management of pain.
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What are the roles of non-pharmacological options in pain management?
In this article, you can learn about importance of non-pharmacological options in pain management.
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What is pain?
In this article, you can learn more about pain and discover educational resources about key pain conditions.
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What is the risk of abuse/dependence for patients who use cannabinoids for medicinal purposes?
In this article, you can learn more about the risks of abuse and dependence when cannabinoids are used for medicinal purposes
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What is the role of muscle relaxants in pain management?
In this article, you can learn about the potential role(s) of muscle relaxants in pain management
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What risks are associated with the use of cannabinoids to manage pain?
In this article, you can learn about the risk associated with cannabinoids on various body parts
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When might it be necessary to start prevention/treatment with CGRP
In this article, you can learn more about the preventive and acute treatment regime for migrane
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When to consider using a triptan?
In this article, you can learn more about triptans, variability in patient response to triptans and individualized treatment of acute migraine
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When to consider using an adjuvant (anti-depressant or anti-convulsant) for the management of pain?
In this article, you can learn more about adjuvant analgesic for pain management
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When to consider using an NSAID
In this article, you can learn more about when to consider prescribing an NSAID.
When to consider using paracetamol (acetaminophen) or metamizole (dipyrone)
On this page, you can download an infographic with a brief guide on when to consider using paracetamol or metamizole.
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Which anti-depressant or anti-convulsant can be used for the management of pain?
In this article, you can learn more about anti-convulsant and anti-depressant as a first line drug for the management of pain.
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MEET THE EXPERTS


The Pain Management Hub has been developed to support and raise awareness among primary care physicians regarding the responsible use of pain medication. This educational content has been developed in close collaboration with a multidisciplinary group of experts – each a healthcare professional involved in the management of patients with pain (see below) – and is based on their personal clinical experience as well as published literature.

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Beatriz Craveiro Lopes
Anaesthesiologist, Portugal
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Dr-Argelia-Lara-Solares
Dr Argelia Lara-Solares
Anaesthesiologist
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Dr-Elena-Catala-Puigbo
Dr Elena Catala Puigbo
Anaesthesiologist
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Dr Joanne O Brien
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
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Dr Silvio Brill
Anesthesiology and Pain Management
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Harald Bannies
General Practitioner, Germany
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Raul Marques Pereira
General Practitioner, Portugal

 

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