What is an Adjuvant?
Adjuvants are complementary treatment used in an effort to supplement and reduce current pharmacological responses. In pain therapy, adjuvants are used to reduce the amount of opioids needed to maintain a therapeutic pain control level. Some of the examples of pharmacological pain control adjuvants are antidepressants, anticonvulsants, and corticosteroids. Some of the non-pharmacological adjuvants are meditation, hot and cold application, and acupuncture.