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If patients don’t respond to capsaicin patches for neuropathic pain, try again


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PAINWeek 2020
Reuters Health - 02/10/2020 - Patients with peripheral neuropathic pain who don't initially respond to capsaicin patches may end up responding later. That's according to a post-hoc analysis of two 52-week studies presented virtually at the PAINWeek 2020 virtual conference from September 11-13. "Although at month 12, the responder rates in patients who did not initially respond to HCCP were approximately 10% lower than in the overall population, the substantial increase in responder rates . . . justifies a repeat treatment," Dr. Rainer Freynhagen of Benedictus Hospital Tutzing in Tutzing, Germany, and colleagues write in their conference abstract. The researchers analyzed two studies on capsaicin 8% patches. The observational STRIDE trial (https://bit.ly/36q0M3d), published in 2017, included 306 patients with nondiabetic peripheral neuropathic pain. The 2019 PACE randomized controll...


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