Essential Pain Pharmacology

Essential Pain Pharmacology

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Essential Pain Pharmacology: The Prescriber's Guide expertly reviews the most important medications used to relieve pain, now considered by many physicians as the fifth vital sign. The catalogue of analgesics has expanded rapidly, and this text presents the most up-to-date, comprehensive array of agents available for prescribing. Each clear and concise drug entry covers the range of indications, advantages and disadvantages, and tips for appropriate dosing and avoiding adverse effects. A separate section covers nutraceuticals, a class of drug increasingly used to manage chronic pain, yet little discussed in medical literature. The detailed description of each medication enables the user to make quick and informed decisions, confident that they are best serving the needs of their patients. Practical 'pearls' for each entry provide a quick go-to reference for the key information to consider before prescribing. This concise user-friendly reference is a must-have on the shelf of every physician.o It is not known whether hydrocodone is excreted in human milk. ... doses of its coadministered agents 0 A long-acting/controlled release hydrocodone/ acetaminophen formulation has been developed but so ... Recommend the appropriate diagnostic work-up 4. ... and a written exit strategy should be in place , in case the patient: J fails to show decreased pain or increased function with opioid therapy Janbsp;...

Title:Essential Pain Pharmacology
Author:Howard S. Smith, Marco Pappagallo
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2012-09-06


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