Oxycodone: a review of its use in the management of pain

  title={Oxycodone: a review of its use in the management of pain},
  author={J. Riley and E. Eisenberg and G. Mueller-Schwefe and A. Drewes and L. Arendt-Nielsen},
  journal={Current Medical Research and Opinion},
  pages={175 - 192}
  • J. Riley, E. Eisenberg, +2 authors L. Arendt-Nielsen
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Current Medical Research and Opinion
  • ABSTRACT Background: Oxycodone is a strong opioid that acts at mu- and kappa-opioid receptors. It has pharmacological actions similar to strong opioids, but with a specific pharmacologic profile and greater analgesic potency to morphine. The efficacy of oxycodone in managing neuropathic and somatic pain, both of malignant and non-malignant origin, has been established in a wide range of settings. Scope: This review aims to provide a comprehensive evaluation of oxycodone and its role within… CONTINUE READING
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