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Other alternative oral opioids 

Other alternative oral opioids
Other alternative oral opioids

Matthew Makin

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date: 17 January 2021

Some opioids may have advantages over morphine in specific circumstances because of their pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profiles. The fentanyl analogues may have greatest utility for episodic pain. Theoretical advantages such as NMDA receptor antagonism and inhibition of the re-uptake of biogenic monoamines have not been confirmed as producing better efficacy or tolerability in clinical studies.

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