The safety and efficacy of oral methylnaltrexone in preventing morphine-induced delay in oral-cecal transit time.

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Methylnaltrexone is a quaternary opioid antagonist with limited ability to cross the blood-brain barrier that has the potential to antagonize the peripherally mediated gastrointestinal effects of opioids. In recent trials in human volunteers, we demonstrated that intravenous methylnaltrexone prevented morphine-induced changes in gastrointestinal motility… (More)

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