Gabapentin for Chronic Neuropathic Pain.
JAMA. 2018 02 27;319(8):818-819
Authors: Moore A, Derry S, Wiffen P
Clinical Question: Is gabapentin associated with pain relief in people with chronic neuropathic pain?
Bottom Line: Oral gabapentin (1200-3600 mg/d for 4-12 weeks) for patients with moderate or severe neuropathic pain from postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) or painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) is associated with pain reduction of at least 50% in 14% to 17% more patients than placebo.
PMID: 29486015 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]