Anticonvulsants for Chronic Pain
What To Think About
Medicine will be started in low doses and then slowly increased until it effectively reduces your chronic pain.
Anticonvulsants are not safe for everyone. Be sure to tell your doctor about all medical conditions you have and other medicines you are taking to avoid side effects and complications.
Anticonvulsants may increase the chance of birth defects. If you are pregnant or thinking of getting pregnant, talk to your doctor before taking medicines.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: January 20, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Nancy Greenwald, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation