Management of adverse effects

Marie Fallon and Sandra McConnell

in Opioids in Cancer Pain

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Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780199218806
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191739880 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library OPML P

Management of adverse effects

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Opioids may cause CNS, GI, autonomic and cutaneous adverse effects. Adverse effects must be differentiated from comorbid conditions and drug interactions. Opioid adverse effects may be treated by decreasing dose of opioids, opioid switching, changing the route of administration and/or symptomatic management. Opioid toxicity must be screened for and treated without delay.

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Subjects: Radiation Oncology ; Pain Medicine

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