Patient considerations in the use of tapentadol for moderate to severe pain

@inproceedings{Vadivelu2013PatientCI,
  title={Patient considerations in the use of tapentadol for moderate to severe pain},
  author={Nalini Vadivelu and Yili Huang and Brian Mirante and Michael Jacoby and Ferne R Braveman and Roberta L. Hines and Raymond S. Sinatra},
  booktitle={Drug, healthcare and patient safety},
  year={2013}
}
Poorly controlled acute and chronic pain can increase morbidity, impair quality of life and prolong disability. Over 80 percent of post surgical patients report moderate to severe uncontrolled postoperative pain. Over-reliance on potent opioid agonists can lead to several opioid related side effects such as gastrointestinal intolerability, respiratory depression and cognitive impairment. A recently approved dual acting central analgesic tapentadol may offer improved tolerability over… CONTINUE READING
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