Colette Reid and Eija Kalso

in Opioids in Cancer Pain

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199218806
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607006 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library OPML P


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Oxycodone is a potent opioid analgesic. It has an analgesic and side effect profile similar to morphine. It is an alternative to morphine in patients with moderate to severe cancer pain with inadequate analgesia or unacceptable side effects due to morphine.

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Subjects: Radiation Oncology ; Pain Medicine

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