Systemic analgesia and co-analgesia.


Potent opioids are excellent painkillers but their use is hampered by side-effects such as nausea, vomiting, bowel dysfunction, urinary retention, pruritus, sedation and respiratory depression. Co-analgesics are often combined with opioids to reduce the prevalence of these unwanted effects while maintaining or even improve the quality of analgesia. A search… (More)


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