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THREAD: Bring it down safely! ↘️💊

1/6 6⃣tweets about our new TI Therapeutics Letter 134: Finding the lowest effective dose for non-opioid #analgesics

👉🏾 Full Letter: ti.ubc.ca/letter134

#MedEd #medsafety #prescribing #BetterPrescribing Image
2/6 Consistent evidence that minority of pts get clinically meaningful pain relief from any dose of:
✅#Cyclobenzaprine (at best 1/4)
✅#Duloxetine (at best 1/6)
✅#Gabapentin / #Pregabalin (at best 1/6)

👉🏾ti.ubc.ca/letter134

#MedEd #ptsafety #BetterPrescribing #prescribing Image
3/6 Gabapentin, pregabalin, duloxetine:

A 2021 Canadian systematic review found NNT (numbers needed to treat) of 6-7 for "clinically meaningful benefit" (defined as ≥30% reduction in pain or pain & function)

👉🏾ti.ubc.ca/letter134

#MedEd #BetterPrescribing #deprescribing Image
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