Non-opioid analgesics

Andrew Davies

in Cancer-related Breakthrough Pain

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199656974
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740909 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library

Non-opioid analgesics

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Clinical Oncology
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Pain Medicine


Show Summary Details


• Breakthrough pains have diverse characteristics as they span all pain phenomena, and can effectively involve every class of drug used in analgesia • Non-opioid drugs can be used to treat opioid poorly-responsive pain or to supplement opioid use • Both analgesics and drugs whose primary function is not analgesia may be used • Paracetamol, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, midazolam, ketamine, and NO are all potential treatments of breakthrough pain.

Chapter.  2982 words. 

Subjects: Clinical Oncology ; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics ; Pain Medicine

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.