Opioids in Cancer Pain

Opioids in Cancer Pain

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Opioids can be effective in relieving pain in more than 90% of cancer patients. However, often irrational fears from both patients and clinicians persist about the potential for addiction, meaning treatable pain continues to be tolerated. This book offers clear guidelines on the use of opioids when managing cancer pain.Drug interactions and pharmacogenetics play less of a role in hydrocodone analgesia than for tramadol and codeine. ... from an infectious or autoimmune process.34 There are multiple indicators that hydrocodone is a major prescription druganbsp;...

Title:Opioids in Cancer Pain
Author:Mellar P. Davis
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2009-05-28


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