Considerations on the use of oxymorphone in geriatric patients

@article{Pergolizzi2009ConsiderationsOT,
  title={Considerations on the use of oxymorphone in geriatric patients},
  author={J. Pergolizzi and R. Raffa and E. Gould},
  journal={Expert Opinion on Drug Safety},
  year={2009},
  volume={8},
  pages={603 - 613}
}
Background: Pain among the elderly is pervasive, under-treated and can be properly managed by judiciously using analgesics in the armamentarium. For severe pain, opioids generally provide the most effective pain relief, but concerns about safety and tolerability have limited, often unnecessarily, their utilization in the geriatric population. Objective: It is common for geriatric patients to be taking more than one medicine. Oxymorphone might be particularly well suited for use in geriatric… Expand
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