Antipsychotics for acute and chronic pain: a systematic review

Summary Analgesic effects of antipsychotics in acute and chronic painful states Antipsychotics are used in different chronic pain states (e.g. chronic headache, fibromyalgia and diabetic neuropathia). With atypical antipsychotics a new class of antipsychotics is available, with lesser extrapyramidal side effects and additional benefits. The review authors assessed the analgesic efficacy and adverse effects of […]

Questions and answers from the EMEA about the withdrawal of Ionysis

Transcription from the EMEA website of the questions and answers document on the recommendation to suspend the marketing authorisation of Ionsys What is Ionsys? Ionsys is a system that delivers the active substance fentanyl hydrochloride into the body through the skin. Fentanyl is an opioid analgesic (a strong painkiller that is related to morphine). Ionsys should only be […]

Ionsys (fentanyl hydrochloride): EMEA recommends the suspension of its marketing authorisation

Press release about the suspension of Ionsys (fentanyl hydrochloride) marketing authorisation The European Medicines Agency (EMEA) has recommended the suspension of the marketing authorisation of Ionsys (fentanyl hydrochloride), from Janssen-Cilag International NV, because of a defect with the delivery system of the medicine that could lead to patients being overdosed. Ionsys is a system for the transdermal […]

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