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2022 Apr 20

Pain Manag

Paracetamol for multimodal analgesia.


Freo U
Pain Manag. 2022 Apr 20.
PMID: 35440176.


Pain and related disability remain a major social and therapeutic problem. Comorbidities and therapies increase drug interactions and side effects making pain management more compounded especially in the elderly who are the fastest-growing pain population. Multimodal analgesia consists of using two or more drugs and/or techniques that target different sites of pain, increasing the level of analgesia and decreasing adverse events from treatment. Paracetamol enhances multimodal analgesia in experimental and clinical pain states. Strong preclinical evidence supports that paracetamol has additive and synergistic interactions with anti-inflammatory, opioid and anti-neuropathic drugs in rodent models of nociceptive and neuropathic pain. Clinical studies in young and adult elderly patients confirm the utility of paracetamol in multimodal, non-opioid or opioid-sparing, therapies for the treatment of acute and chronic pain.