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N C Med J. 2013 May-Jun;74(3):209-14.

Alternatives and adjuncts to opioids for the treatment of chronic pain.

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Lake Norman Anesthesia Associates and Pain Management, 131 Medical Park Rd, Ste 308, Mooresville, NC 28117, USA. patlaguerre@hotmail.com

Abstract

The use of opioids to treat chronic noncancer pain is controversial because of concerns about safety, efficacy, and the potential for addiction and abuse. Clinicians must therefore continue to seek out alternatives to opioids, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, acetaminophen, muscle relaxants, benzodiazepines, and antidepressants.

PMID:
23940888
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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