A comprehensive diagnostic review of three pain relief patches

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Authors: Agabey Azerbaycani and Balasubramaniam V Ramanan
Page Range: 195-204
Published in: Journal of Pain Management, volume 14 issue 3 (2021)
ISSN: 1939-5914

Table of Contents

A pain relief patch is a topical or transdermal heat, analgesic, electronic, or a drug-free phyto organic adhesive patch used for pain relief and can be effectively used in pain management. The present study is a critical comparative appraisal of SALONPAS™, KAILO™ and NAFLAN™ Pain Relief Patch using the evidence of literature. As compared to SALONPAS™ and KAILO™, NAFLAN™ pain relief patch effectively utilizes the innate ‘pain gate’ or ‘portal mechanism’. This efficacious utilization of the ‘pain gate mechanism’ can be attributed to the patch design that sends tactile influences to the nervous system and the use of therapeutic phyto-organic substances for pain relief. A critical study of the three pain relief patches SALONPAS, KAILO and NAFLAN™ takes us to the conclusion that the analgesic and electronic pain patches do have their documented disadvantages in terms of drug reactions, drug interactions, overuse, and hazards during their use and the drug-free NAFLAN™ pain patch, seems to be a better prescription/ OTC choice in terms of safety, patch design and effective pain relief.

Keywords: Pain relief patch, SALONPAS™, KAILO™, NAFLAN™, allergic and adverse reactions, drug interactions and safety