Clinical use: neuropathic pain

Cathy Stannard, Michael Coupe and Anthony Pickering

in Opioids in Non-Cancer Pain

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print March 2013 | ISBN: 9780199678075
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191757464 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library

Clinical use: neuropathic pain

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Clinical Oncology
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Pain Medicine


Show Summary Details


Opioids can be useful in treating neuropathic pain. There are theoretical reasons why neuropathic pain may show reduced sensitivity to opioid therapy. Morphine, oxycodone, and tramadol have the best published evidence to support their use in the treatment of neuropathic pain. Opioids may have a role in reducing other pain sensations such as static or dynamic allodynia.

Chapter.  3845 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.