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Examining and Mitigating Opioid-induced Side Effects

by User Not Found | Nov 16, 2016
​November 2016
Opioid analgesics are commonly prescribed to treat the pain associated with workers’ compensation and auto no-fault injuries. These medications have an important role in pain management treatment and therapy and may be effective for certain indications, including acute pain not relieved by non-opioid analgesics, pain associated with various types of fractures, and some post-surgical pain. Opioid analgesics may also be useful in treating chronic pain when there is evidence of improved pain control, improved level of function or an approved return to work. As with all medications, however, opioid analgesics carry risks, alongside their benefits, and their use may be associated with numerous and potentially serious side effects. Some of those more frequently occurring include sleep disturbance, hyperalgesia, constipation, nausea and vomiting or androgen deficiency. Click here to read more.