Memantine (Namenda) for neuropathic pain.

@article{Rogers2009MemantineF,
  title={Memantine (Namenda) for neuropathic pain.},
  author={Mailien Rogers and Atif Rasheed and Abdolali Moradimehr and Steven J Baumrucker},
  journal={The American journal of hospice & palliative care},
  year={2009},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={57-9}
}
Neuropathic pain is common in the palliative care population; unless adequately treated, the pain can lead to chronic anxiety, depression, and social impairment. Many treatments have been proposed for neuropathic pain; however, it remains underdiagnosed, under-treated, and often requires long-term therapy with risk of adverse effects. Memantine (Namenda), an N-Methyl, D-aspartate receptor inhibitor currently marketed for the treatment of dementia, has been proposed as a medication for the… CONTINUE READING
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