Pain Patch Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2027

Global Pain Patch Market Research Report: By Type (Opioid, Non-Opioid), By Mode of Administration (Microneedle Patches, Active Delivery Systems with Patches), By Therapeutic Use (Neurological Disorder, Cancer, Smoking Cessation, Others) and By End Users (Hospitals and Clinics, Home Care, Other) – Forecast to 2027

ID: MRFR/HC/7097-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 90 pages

Please note that the assessment period of report has been updated from 2019-2025 to 2020-2027. Cordially fill the sample form for updated data.

Market Forecast

Pain Patch Market is expected to cross USD 29.5 Billion by 2025 at a CAGR of 4.8%.

Market Synopsis

Pain patches are the transdermal therapeutic system (TTS), which contain active substances that are absorbed by the skin and distributed into the body through the bloodstream.

The companies involved in developing pain patches develop pain patches for different therapeutic applications such as neurological pain, arthritis, osteoporosis, and others. For instance, in June 2019, NanoVibronix a medical device company announced they are planning to launch of CBD infused patch in combination with cream for the PainShield system a therapeutic ultrasound product used for pain management. Additionally, in August 2015 Mylan N.V. launched Lidocaine Patch 5%, a generic version of Endo Pharmaceutical's Lidoderm for post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN). The launch of new products and technology by companies is also projected to boost the market growth.

Market Influencer

Increasing demand for easy to use pain management product drives the pain patch market.

Market Drivers

  • Increasing demand for easy to use, painless, and convenient mode of pain management drives market growth.

  • The geriatric population, young people, and huge patient groups having problems in swallowing or who are suffering from vomiting or emesis increase the demand for transdermal patches.

  • The increasing prevalence of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson’s disease (PD), and others. Exelon patch distributed by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is a prescription medicine used to treat the above-mentioned neurological disorder. The growing patient population with a memory problem or other brain-related problems boosts the demand for pain patches.

  • In addition, increasing adoption of opioids for pain management related to trauma and injury in severe and in cases of post-surgical pain is driving market growth.

Market Restraints

  • Extended use of patches causing side effects such as vomiting, weakness, allergic reaction hampers the market growth.

  • Availability of alternative pain management products


By Type

  • Opioid: The opioid segment for pain management is further sub-segmented into, immediate-release and extended-release. The immediate-release patches release the opioid quickly as it comes in contact with skin, but their effect lasts for a shorter period. Whereas extended-release patches release the drug for a longer period.  By type, opioid is the largest segment owing to its availability in the market and increasing demand for pain management.

  • Non-Opioid: It is the fastest-growing segment by type. There is an increase in demand for non-opioid pain patches, as it is considered as less addictive and safe. NanoVibronix, a healthcare company, is planning to launch a combination of PainShield and nanoparticle CBD-infused patch/cream as an alternative to opioids for pain treatment.

By Mode of Administration

  • Microneedle Patches: Holds the largest segment by mode of administering. There are different types of microneedle patches, such as hollow microneedles, solid microneedles, dissolving microneedles, and others. The availability of different patches increases the demand for this type of pain management products.

  • Active Delivery Systems with Patches: It is the fastest-growing segment. These are active patches works with active systems example, iontophoresis. These patches conduct small current through which active substances are transferred into the body. LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG offers such type of active patches for pain management.

By Therapeutic Use

  • Neurological Disorder: It is the largest segment by therapeutic application. In a neurological disorder, the pain patches are used for Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and neuropathic pain.

  • Cancer: High doses of opioid patches are used to control their cancer pain.

  • Smoking Cessation: The nicotine administration patches reduce the pain in both smokers and nonsmokers.

  • Others: The other segment include skincare, spinal pain, neck pain, and others.

By End Users

  • Hospitals and Clinics: Hospitals are the primary points for diagnosis and treatment for individuals. The increase in patient visits to hospitals for the diagnosis increases the segmental growth.

  • Home Care: Holds the largest market share. The pain patches can be used by the patient itself at home due to the ease of use and convenience.

  • Other: This segment includes surgical centers, rehabilitation centers, and others.

By Region

  • Americas: The Americas is the largest regional market. An increasing number of chronic diseases, neurological disease, spinal injury, and other health problems is likely to drive the growth of the market during the assessment period. In the Americas, 5 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and the number is expected to grow if not treated. Such a large population suffering from neurological disorder increases the demand for pain patches in this region.

  • Europe: Europe has a large number of healthcare companies providing diagnostic and treatment products for pain management to drive this market growth in this region.

  • Asia-Pacific: The fastest-growing regional market for pain patch, Asia-Pacific, has a huge population suffering from back pain, neck pain, and sedentary lifestyle. Also, increasing accidental cases in this region are likely to drive the growth of the market.

  • Middle East & Africa: The developing healthcare infrastructure and growing treatment options for pain management boost the market growth in this region.

Key Players

  • LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG (Germany)

  • (US)

  • Mylan N.V.(US)

  • Pfizer, Inc. (US)

  • Teva Pharmaceutical Company (Allergan Plc (Actavis)) (Israel)

  • Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc (Israel)

  • Hisamitsu America, Inc. (America)

  • Johnson & Johnson (US)

  • Teikoku Seiyaku Co., Ltd (Japan)

  • Sanofi (France)

  • NICHIBAN Co (Japan)

  • The Mentholatum Company (US)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global pain patch market is expected to rise to USD 29.5 billion by 2025.

Global pain patch market is expected to exhibit a strong 4.8% CAGR over the forecast period from 2019 to 2025.

The growing demand for effective pain management techniques is the major driver for the pain patch market.

The Americas hold the largest share in the global pain patch market.

Leading players in the pain patch market include Pfizer, Mylan NV, and Sanofi, among others.

This table of content is tentative and subject to change as the research progresses.

Please Note:  Financial details of company cannot be provided if the information of the company is not available in public domain and or reliable source.