Are SSRIs effective in reducing pain in patients with chronic pain?
Are SSRIs effective in reducing pain in patients with chronic pain? Evidence-Based Answer: Citalopram and paroxetine may be effective in treating the pain of diabetic neuropathy, while fluoxetine is not effective. For painful polyneuropathy of various etiologies, scitalopram may be useful, but is limited by adverse effects. Sertraline is not effective in treating patients with chronic pelvic pain
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