Table. 1.

Classification of Pain and Recommendable Appropriate Analgesics

Emotional pain Anxiolytics (minor tranquilizers) Benzodiazepines Clonazepam, diazepam, midazolam
Etifoxine (etafenoxine)
Antidepressants Typical Nortriptyline, amitriptyline,
Atypical SSRIs, SSNRIs
Antipsychotics (major tranquilizers) First generation Haloperidol, chlorpromazine
Second generation Quetiapine, risperidone, olanzapine
Sensory pain Nociceptive pain Somatic (Superficial and deepa) NSAIDs, APAP, ASA, and steroids
Viscerala Opioids: weak and strong
Neuropathic pain Positive symptoms Anticonvulsants
Negative symptoms Antidepressants: nortriptyline, amitriptyline

SSRIs: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, SSNRIs: selective serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, NSAIDs: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, APAP: N-acetyl-para-aminophenol, ASA: acetyl salicylic acid.

aDeep somatic and visceral pain may present referred pain or radiating pain including radicular pain.

Korean J Pain 2020;33:108~120
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