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2023 Jan 07

BMC Palliat Care



Lidocaine transdermal patches reduced pain intensity in neuropathic cancer patients already receiving opioid treatment.


Tsai J-H, Liu I-T, Su P-F, Huang Y-T, Chiu G-L, Chen Y-Y, Lai W-S, Lin P-C
BMC Palliat Care. 2023 Jan 07; 22(1):4.
PMID: 36609269.


Limited efficacy has been observed when using opioids to treat neuropathic pain. Lidocaine patches reduce neuropathic pain in postherpetic neuralgia, but their benefits for cancer-related neuropathic pain remain unclear. This study aimed to investigate a treatment for cancer-related neuropathic pain.