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Antiepileptic Drugs in Patients With Neuropathic Pain Syndromes 

Antiepileptic Drugs in Patients With Neuropathic Pain Syndromes
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Antiepileptic Drugs in Patients With Neuropathic Pain Syndromes
Author(s):

Ali A. Asadi-Pooya

and Michael R. Sperling

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190214968.003.0025
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date: 24 August 2019

Neuropathic pain is defined as pain caused by dysfunction or a primary lesion in the central or peripheral nervous system. Some antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) can suppress or attenuate pain in these conditions. It is assumed that both epilepsy and neuropathic pain share underlying common pathophysiology, enabling some AEDs to be useful for several neuropathic pain conditions.

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