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Papers: 16 May 2020 - 22 May 2020

Human Studies, Pharmacology/Drug Development

2020 May 16

Aging Clin Exp Res

Efficacy and tolerability of tapentadol for the treatment of chronic low back pain in elderly patients.


Freo U, Furnari M, Ambrosio F, Navalesi P
Aging Clin Exp Res. 2020 May 16.
PMID: 32418129.


Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a highly prevalent and disabling condition in the elderly, and yet it is undertreated and understudied in this patient population. Tapentadol is a central analgesic with an improved tolerability profile that may be particularly beneficial to the elderly CLBP.