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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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199678075.003.0012

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library

Clinical use: neuropathic pain

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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.

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

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