J Oral Med Oral Surg
Volume 26, Number 2, 2020
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Article pédagogique / Educational article|
|Published online||07 April 2020|
Gabapentinoid prescription in oral medicine and oral surgery practice. Part I − Experience from a French Orofacial pain clinic
Orofacial Pain Clinic, Department of Oral Medicine and Oral Surgery, Bretonneau Hospital, AP-HP, Paris, France
* Correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 12 February 2020
Gabapentinoids, pregabalin and gabapentin, are neuronal voltage-gated calcium channel inhibitors mainly prescribed for the treatment of partial epilepsy and neuropathic pain. Although their efficacy as first-line treatments for painful neuropathic conditions (and several non-neuropathic painful conditions) has been well established in general medical practice, their efficacy and prescription in Oral Medicine and Oral Surgery practice has received little attention so far. This didactic article, the first of a two-part series, aims to present the experience of a French tertiary orofacial pain clinic regarding the prescription of gabapentinoids in Orofacial pain conditions that fall within the scope of the oral surgeon's practice.
Key words: gabapentin / pregabalin / orofacial pain
© The authors, 2020
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