Using Non-Opioid Medications: Practical Guidance for Pain Management

This activity describes the mechanism, clinical usefulness and adverse events of non-opioid medications in patients with acute or chronic pain. Acetaminophen, NSAIDs, SNRIs, tricyclic antidepressants, drugs originally deemed antiepileptic drugs, and topical agents are reviewed.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify non-opioid medication options for pain management;
  • Discuss mechanism of action, interactions, and recommendations for NSAIDs, acetaminophen, SNRIs, antiepileptics, antidepressants, and topical agents for pain management.

Additional Information

American Medical Association (AMA Ed Hub)
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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 MOC
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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Credit Designation Statement: The American Medical Association designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Disclosure Statement: Unless noted, all individuals in control of content report no relevant financial relationships.

Credit Renewal Date: December 11, 2020

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:

1.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;

1.5 Self-Assessment points in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program;

1.5 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and

1.5 Lifelong Learning points in the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification program;

It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 MOC
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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