The Essence of Analgesia and Analgesics

The Essence of Analgesia and Analgesics

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The Essence of Analgesia and Analgesics is an invaluable practical resource for clinicians giving pain relief in any clinical setting, describing the pharmacologic principles and clinical use of all available pain medications. As well as detailed overviews of pain processing and analgesic theory, sections are dedicated to oral and panteral opioid analgesics, neuraxial opioids, NSAIDs, local anesthetics, anticonvulsant type analgesics, NMDA antagonists, alpha adrenergic analgesics, antidepressant analgesics, muscle relaxants, adjuvant medications, and new and emerging analgesics. The concise format of the chapters allows for quick and easy reading and assimilation of information. Enhanced by summary tables and figures, each chapter provides an overview of a particular drug, covering chemical structure, mode of activity, indications, contraindications, common doses and uses, advantages and disadvantages, and drug related adverse events. Key references are also provided. Edited by leading experts in pain management, this is essential reading for any clinician involved in pain management.Second-generation H1 antihistamines Drug Dose Preparations Acrivastine ( SemprexAr-D) 8 mg acrivastine one tablet ... BID or 180mg POQD Levocetirizine ( XyzalAr) 5 mg PO QD Loratadine (ClaritinAr, AlavertTM) 10 mg POQD 8 mg acrivastine/ 60 ... hours 32 hours 24a€“48 hours Cost: inexpensive over-the- counter formulations are available for both H1 antihistamines ... first-generation and may not be covered by insurance carriers due to the availability of over-the- counter formulations.

Title:The Essence of Analgesia and Analgesics
Author:Raymond S. Sinatra, Jonathan S. Jahr, J. Michael Watkins-Pitchford
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2010-10-14


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