- Recommendation ID
- Monotherapy versus combination therapy for treating neuropathic pain:- What is the clinical effectiveness, cost effectiveness and tolerability of pharmacological monotherapy compared with combination therapy for treating neuropathic pain?
- Any explanatory notes
- Why this is important:- Combination therapy is commonly prescribed for neuropathic pain. It may also be a helpful option as a stepwise approach if initially used drugs are insufficient at reducing pain. Combination therapy may also result in better tolerability because smaller doses of individual drugs are often used when combined with other drugs. However, there is a lack of trial evidence comparing the clinical and cost effectiveness and tolerability of different drug combinations. Further research should be conducted as described in the guidance.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Neuropathic pain in adults: pharmacological management in non-specialist settings
- Date issued
- November 2013
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||No|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|