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Other alternative oral opioids

Matthew Makin

in Opioids in Cancer Pain

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199218806
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607006 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199218806.003.0012

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library OPML P

Other alternative oral opioids

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Some opioids may have advantages over morphine in specific circumstances because of their pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profiles. The fentanyl analogues may have greatest utility for episodic pain. Theoretical advantages such as NMDA receptor antagonism and inhibition of the re-uptake of biogenic monoamines have not been confirmed as producing better efficacy or tolerability in clinical studies.

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Subjects: Clinical Oncology ; Pain Medicine

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