Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Fibromyalgia Pain Relief

A friend of mine mentioned to me that Lyrica is a new drug that appears to be quite effective in the relief of pain from fibromyalgia. So if you're suffering with that, you might want to read further about it at this About.com site .
The benefit of Lyrica for fibromyalgia was demonstrated as early as the first week of treatment.

A significantly greater proportion of patients receiving Lyrica versus placebo (48% vs. 27%) exeprienced a clinically meaningful reduction in pain. What defines a clinically meaningful reduction in pain? It is defined as a 30% or greater improvement in pain.

Significantly more patients taking 450 mg per day Lyrica experienced a 50% or greater reduction in pain at the end of the study compared with placebo, (29% vs. 13%).

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