Category: Opioids For Pain Management

Understanding Opioid Dependency
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Understanding Opioid Dependency

Every quarter of an hour someone dies from the casual drug overdose. On most occasions, it happens because of prescription medications which belong to the family of drugs called opioids. They are usually used to reduce pain, but they also boost serotonin and dopamine, giving a sense of euphoria, or “a high”. These medicaments are...

Opioids Are Abused by Weight-Loss Surgery, Patients Study Tells
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Opioids Are Abused by Weight-Loss Surgery, Patients Study Tells

One of the latest researches by a group of medics from the University of Pittsburgh MC led by Dr. Anita Courcoulas reported recently that many patients who went through weight-loss surgery continue using various painkillers prescribed to them for up to 7 years. One of the most troubling takeaways is that the epidemic of drug...

Opiates for  Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
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Opiates for Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

Some health conditions, like chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, can cause such a severe pain that only a combination of drugs is able to relieve. But since medications, including painkillers, usually have certain negative impact on the patients’ health, and since simultaneous intake of several drugs is even more hazardous, it is reasonable to find...

Opioids for Chronic Pain: More Harm Than Good?
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Opioids for Chronic Pain: More Harm Than Good?

Narcotic drugs for pain relief have been around for decades, but their benefit is still under doubt: is there a point to prefer opioids to traditional pain killers? If you suffer from severe chronic pain, most likely, you have already tried everything to eliminate it. If nothing helps, taking opioids (narcotics) can be a solution....

Long-Acting Opioid Analgesics Help to Manage Osteoarthritis Pain
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Long-Acting Opioid Analgesics Help to Manage Osteoarthritis Pain

ER Opioid Analgesics Can Become a Solution for Some Patients Osteoarthritis Pain Treatment Should Be Properly Selected A report from 2008 American Journal of Therapeutics suggests that osteoarthritis pain seriously affects the patient’s life and causes a bunch of difficulties for him: Inability to live life on its full potential Sleeping disturbances Passive social life...