Opioid-induced constipation is a relatively common problem that leads to infrequent bowel movements, hard, dry bowel movements, and bloating.
Fentanyl is an oral prescription medication used by opioid-tolerant people who require around-the-clock opioid treatment as a result of breakthrough cancer pain. Fentanyl is designated as a Schedule II controlled substance and is administered via the Transmucosal Immediate-Release Fentanyl (TIRF) REMS ACCESS Program.
Opioids (narcotics) may help people with chronic pain to get their lives back. Learn about the types of these medications as well as side effects.
Opioid-induced constipation can significantly affect your quality of life. Fortunately, there are ways to cope.
Everyone knows that opioids can cause addiction, toxicity, and dangerous overdoses, but the many heart problems opioids cause are less well known.
The opioid epidemic has increased rates of hepatic C among injecting drug users. Learn how to prevent transmission and what to do if you are infected.
Movantik (naloxegol) is an orally administered prescription medication used to treat opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in adults 18 and older and is given in the form of oral tablets. Movantik contains the active ingredient naloxegol and is categorized as a peripherally acting µ-opioid receptor antagonist (PAMORA).
Learn about various types of opioids used chronic pain relief, and find out which one your healthcare provider is likely to prescribe if you need help managing pain.
Opioids are often prescribed to help with pain after surgery, but a new study suggests they may not be necessary.
Buprenorphine has been available for some time as opioid substitution therapy for opioid dependence. But can buprenorphine also treat chronic pain?
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