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Despite escalating prescriptions, nerve pain drug offers no relief for sciatica - The Conversation AU

Sciatica is a disabling condition characterised by pain in the leg along the distribution of the sciatic nerve. It can be accompanied by back pain, tingling, numbness, reduced strength and reflex changes in the leg. Sciatica is most commonly caused by ...and more »

Drug No Better Than Placebo for Lower Back, Leg Pain - HealthDay

Please note: This article was published more than one year ago. The facts and conclusions presented may have since changed and may no longer be accurate. And "More information" links may no longer work. Questions about personal health should always ...and more »

What is sciatica? THIS back pain drug 'does not reduce pain' but can cause side-effects -

It usually happens when one of the shock-absorbing discs that sits between the bones of the spine bulges - or 'slips' - and then presses on the nerve. At any one time around 12 per cent of the world's population has lower back pain and it is estimated ...and more »

A painkiller found to be no better than a placebo for sciatica - Washington Post

A drug frequently prescribed for pain is no more effective than a placebo at controlling sciatica, a common source of pain in the lower back and leg, according to a study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. The researchers at ...and more »

Sciatica medication Pregabalin found to be no more effective than placebo - ABC Online

A drug commonly used to treat the painful condition sciatica is no more effective than a placebo, researchers have found. Key points: In its second year of listing, the drug's use was about 30 per cent more than predicted; Twice as many people from ...and more »

Pregabalin No Help for Sciatica Leg Pain - MedPage Today

Pregabalin (Lyrica) didn't offer any relief from the leg pain associated with acute or chronic sciatica, and was associated with more adverse events in a randomized controlled trial, researchers found. Over 8 weeks, there were no differences in leg ...and more »

Pregabalin found ineffective against sciatic pain - Reuters

(Reuters Health) - - Pregabalin, the pain-fighting drug better known by the Pfizer brand name Lyrica, works no better than placebo at relieving the leg pain associated with sciatica, according to results from an Australian study of more than 200 patients.and more »

Popular painkiller for back pain 'no better than placebo' - Health24

Painkillers are painkillers, aren't they? Nothing could be further from the truth, however, and many South Africans use the incorrect type of painkillers for particular kinds of pain. This practice is very common, and potentially dangerous. The above ...and more »

Lyrica no better than placebo for acute, chronic sciatica pain relief - Healio

Patients who received pregabalin experienced the same reduction in pain as those who received a placebo for acute and chronic sciatica, according to research published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The findings also suggest that patients who ...and more »

Millions of back pain sufferers are being prescribed a drug that does nothing to ease their suffering, new research ... - Daily Mail

In a study of more than 200 patients, pregabalin performed no better than a dummy pill at relieving their agony; In fact, the pill marketed by Pfizer left users with twice as many side effects; Worldwide sales have swelled to $5 billion annually since ...and more »