Fast Five Quiz: Neuropathic Pain Management

Dianna Quan, MD


March 27, 2020

TCAs are most effective at treating continuous, burning, or dysesthetic pain, making them especially useful in treating postherpetic neuralgia. The analgesic effect of these agents appear to work by enhancing the body's own pain-modulating pathways and stimulates opioid receptors. These effects are independent of their antidepressant action.

Learn more about the use of TCAs in neuropathic pain management.


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