Gabapentin for chronic neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia in adults.
BACKGROUND: This review updates parts of two earlier Cochrane reviews investigating effects of gabapentin in chronic neuropathic pain (pain due to nerve damage). Antiepileptic drugs are used to manage pain, predominantly for chronic neuropathic pain, especially when the pain is lancinating or burning. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the analgesic effectiveness and adverse effects of gabapentin for chronic neuropathic pain management. SEARCH STRATEGY: We identified randomised trials of gabapentin in a...Expand abstract
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