What is the role of calcium channel blockers in the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

Updated: Jun 20, 2018
  • Author: Gaurav Gupta, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen A Berman, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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A small, uncontrolled case series showed improvement in patients with CRPS using the calcium channel blocker nifedipine. No randomized, controlled trials have been performed. The reported clinical experience with these agents has been meager, although the literature describes significant relief in some. [1]


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