Parenteral opioids

Jeremy R. Johnson

in Opioids in Cancer Pain

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

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library OPML P

Parenteral opioids

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Opioids can be administered parenterally when the oral route is not suitable. Continuous subcutaneous infusion is safe, comfortable and effective. Morphine and diamorphine are the commonly used World Health Organization (WHO) step III opioids. Other strong opioids can be given via continuous subcutaneous infusion. Equianalgesic tables should be used with caution. When converting between different formulations and routes, err on the side of caution, monitor the patient and retitrate as necessary.

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Subjects: Clinical Oncology ; Pain Medicine

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