by Jeanne Hambleton  © 2008

NFA Leader Against Pain-Advocate


If you have fibromyalgia, has your doctor  prescribed nefopam also known as Acupan, as a strong painkiller for you? Have you suffered any side effects? Does it suit you and kill off your pin?


Professor Patrick Wood, M D, well known for his fibromyalgia and brain imagining research in Canada, would like to know the answer to these questions to help him with some research.


Although not available in the United States, it is prescribed here in the UK as a non-opioid medicine. I understand nefopam is described as a useful alternative to other painkillers that work on the brain as it produces less side effects that opioid medicines and is said to be more effective than non-steroidal anti-inflammatories.


Professor Wood is anxious to hear from anyone who has taken nefopan to help with the pains of fibromyalgia.  Please tell him how effective you found it, how long you took the painkiller, the dosage, and whether it was in tablet or injection form. Side effects are said to include dry mouth, blurred vision and drowsiness. Did you have any?


Please write direct Professor Patrick Wood at

with as much detail as you can about the medication.  Thank you for your help.  


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