A recent study looked at the safety and efficacy of prolonged-release forms of two common opioids—oxycodone and naloxone—in treating chronic pain and opioid-induced constipation, which affects in as many as 40% of opioid-treated patients.
Trigeminal neuralgia is often mistreated or under-treated. Even when treatment is appropriately delivered, there can be troublesome side effects and complications. Proper diagnosis and treatment typically involves coordination of care among neurologists, anaesthesiologists, dentists, neurosurgeons, and neuroradiologists
Opioids have been and continue to be a major source of relief for both chronic and acute pain sufferers. As the use of prescription opioid medications continues to rise, however, so does our knowledge about opioid dependence and opioid poisonings.