Conditions and Treatments

Medication Management of Pain

Medication Management of Pain:

Medication management should only be carried out by appropriately trained and experienced physicians, observing all safety, efficacy, and prescribing guidelines noted in the package inserts of these or other utilized medications.  Care should be consistent with accepted NSAID, opiod and neuropathic pain prescribing guidelines. [1-9] Clinical judgment should be used to appropriately individualize each patient’s medication regimen to maximize safety and efficacy.  The following represents a brief outline of options.  Please refer to the referenced articles for further guidance.

Approved Risk Evaluation and Management Strategies (REMS) certification options, helpful in the management of narcotic and other medications, can be found at:

http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/PostmarketDrugSafetyInformationforPatientsandProviders/ucm111350.htm

Colorado DORA Controlled Substances Guide:

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