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New pain drug approved

The FDA has approved tapentadol immediate-release tablets for the relief of moderate-to-severe acute pain in adults 18 years of age or older. Tapentadol is a centrally acting oral analgesic that combines mu-opioid receptor agonism and norepinephrine reuptake inhibition. The FDA approved tapentadol tablets in 50 mg, 75 mg, and 100 mg doses. The approval was…

Symptoms, diagnosis don’t match

Mr. R, age 54, was a diabetic, moderately overweight construction worker. One day he tripped at a job site, falling heavily on his right hip. Despite the pain, he finished his shift, then he went home, took an ibuprofen tablet, and went to bed. When he awoke in agony at…

Fibromyalgia management without antidepressants

What are the most effective treatment modalities available for fibromyalgia or other myofascial pain syndromes when tricyclic antidepressants are not well tolerated?—Mary Anderson, FNP, Visalia, Calif. Fibromyalgia affects an estimated 4.2% of people in the United States (predominantly women). Largely because researchers still cannot pinpoint the exact cause of fibromyalgia, there is no specific treatment.…

Self-care can relieve back pain

Clinicians may be able to help patients with chronic back pain overcome discomfort by employing a self-care program known as the Alexander technique…

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