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How can cannabinoids treat pain caused by multiple sclerosis?

The efficacy of cannabinoids for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS)-related pain is also a controversial topic. In clinical trials, some patients treated with cannabinoids had improvements in MS-related pain; however, additional clinical trials are needed before cannabinoids are considered to be first-line therapies. Duloxetine (Cymbalta) and pregabalin (Lyrica) are both approved for diabetic neuropathic pain. Although not specifically approved as a treatment for MS-related pain, many MS neurologists consider these products to be good treatment options for MS-related pain.

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