Topical analgesics for acute and chronic pain in adults

  • Protocol
  • Overview


Maura Moore, Pain Research and Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics, University of Oxford, West Wing (Level 6), John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 9DU, UK.


This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To provide an overview of the analgesic efficacy and associated adverse events of topical analgesics (primarily NSAIDs, rubefacients, capsaicin, lidocaine, and opioids) for the treatment of acute and chronic pain in adults.