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Transdermal opioids

Luke Feathers and Christina Faull

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/9780199218806.003.0013

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library OPML P

Transdermal opioids

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Transdermal opioids can provide good pain relief. They are useful when the oral route of administration is not possible, but should not be used when rapid titration of analgesia is required. Theymay aid compliance and may cause less constipation and somnolence than morphine. They may be the patient’s method of choice.

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Subjects: Clinical Oncology ; Pain Medicine

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