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Pharmacology/Drug Development

2021 Feb 03

Curr Pain Headache Rep



Comprehensive Review of Topical Analgesics for Chronic Pain.


Maloney J, Pew S, Wie C, Gupta R, Freeman J, Strand N
Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2021 Feb 03; 25(2):7.
PMID: 33534003.


Topical analgesics are a non-opioid option for the treatment of chronic pain conditions including neuropathic pain, musculoskeletal pain, and osteoarthritis. There are many topical medications available; however their efficacy is variable. This article reviews the various topical analgesics, their mechanisms of action, and their efficacy.