Recommendation ID

Is response to pharmacological treatment predicted more reliably by underlying aetiology or by symptom characteristics?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

There is little evidence about whether certain symptoms that present in healthcare settings, or whether different neuropathic pain conditions with different aetiologies, respond differently to different treatments. Current evidence is typically focused on particular conditions and is limited to particular drugs.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Neuropathic pain in adults: pharmacological management in non-specialist settings
Date issued
November 2013

Other details

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  
Last Reviewed 01/09/2020