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Papers: 20 Aug 2022 - 26 Aug 2022

Human Studies, Pharmacology/Drug Development

2022 Aug 22


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Comparison of amitriptyline supplemented with pregabalin, pregabalin supplemented with amitriptyline, and duloxetine supplemented with pregabalin for the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain (OPTION-DM): a multicentre, double-blind, randomise


Tesfaye S, Sloan G, Petrie J, White D, Bradburn M, Julious S, Rajbhandari S, Sharma S, Rayman G, Gouni R, Alam U, Cooper C, Loban A, Sutherland K, Glover R, Waterhouse S, Turton E, Horspool M, Gandhi R, Maguire D, et al.
Lancet. 2022 Aug 22.
PMID: 36007534.


Diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain (DPNP) is common and often distressing. Most guidelines recommend amitriptyline, duloxetine, pregabalin, or gabapentin as initial analgesic treatment for DPNP, but there is little comparative evidence on which one is best or whether they should be combined. We aimed to assess the efficacy and tolerability of different combinations of first-line drugs for treatment of DPNP.