A CareKinesis clinical pharmacist was conducting a PACE comprehensive medication review (CMR) for a 57 y/o male participant with a past medical history of anxiety, bipolar disorder, peripheral neuropathy, chronic back pain, and insomnia. Of the 24 medications that were active on the participant's profile, 5 were focused on pain management:
- Gabapentin 600mg TID
- Baclofen 5mg BID
- Hydrocodone/APAP 5/325mg TID, scheduled
- Voltaren 1% gel to affected area TID
- Cymbalta 60mg QAM
Considering the age of the participant and no history of diabetes, the two stated pain conditions (chronic back pain and peripheral neuropathy) indicated to the pharmacist that this participant likely was suffering from post-herpetic neuropathy (PHN).
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