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Transdermal opioids 

Transdermal opioids
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Transdermal opioids
Author(s):

Luke Feathers

and Christina Faull

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199218806.003.0013
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date: 24 May 2019

Transdermal opioids can provide good pain relief. They are useful when the oral route of administration is not possible, but should not be used when rapid titration of analgesia is required. Theymay aid compliance and may cause less constipation and somnolence than morphine. They may be the patient’s method of choice.

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