When should adjunct medications for pain be considered in Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS)?

Updated: May 04, 2018
  • Author: Michael T Andary, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Milton J Klein, DO, MBA  more...
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Adjunct medications for pain, such as tricyclic antidepressants and certain anticonvulsants, may be beneficial for dysesthetic-type pains. [3, 137] Single small, randomized, controlled trials support the use of gabapentin or carbamazepine in the ICU for management during the acute phase of GBS.


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