Amphetamines to Counteract Opioid-Induced Sedation

@article{Corey1999AmphetaminesTC,
  title={Amphetamines to Counteract Opioid-Induced Sedation},
  author={P. Corey and A. Heck and R. Weathermon},
  journal={Annals of Pharmacotherapy},
  year={1999},
  volume={33},
  pages={1362 - 1366}
}
OBJECTIVE: TO describe the data regarding the use of amphetamines and amphetamine derivatives to counteract opioid-induced sedation. SUMMARY: Sedation is a major dose-limiting adverse effect of opioid therapy for many patients. Several reports have evaluated the use of amphetamines and amphetamine derivatives, such as mazindol, dextroamphetamine, and methylphenidate, to counteract opioid-induced sedation, with limited results. CONCLUSIONS: General use of amphetamines for the treatment of opioid… Expand
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