Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Adjuvant Analgesic

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_104

Definition

Medications that have a primary indication other than pain, but are analgesic in some painful conditions. Examples include antidepressants and anticonvulsants. Adjuvant analgesic drugs are often added to opioids to augment their efficacy.

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