Revista Colombiana de Anestesiología
versão impressa ISSN 0120-3347
FLOREZ, Sandra et al. Pharmacological Management of Neuropathic Pain. Rev. colomb. anestesiol. [online]. 2009, vol.37, n.4, pp. 356-672. ISSN 0120-3347.
The prevalence of neuropathic pain requires proposals for management guidelines. In some cases, the degree of severity and the difficulty of treating this disorder has resulted in poor quality of life. In Europe, reported prevalence is 5%, and chronic postoperative pain ranges between 5% and 85%, depending on the type of surgery. The purpose of this paper is to review the pharmacological options for treating neuropathic pain depending on the pathophysiology, and suggest therapeutical approaches with medications available in Colombia, included or not in the Mandatory Health Plan.
Palavras-chave : Pain; pain threshold; neuralgia; causalgia; therapeutics.