Use of pure opioid antagonists for management of opioid-induced pruritus.

  title={Use of pure opioid antagonists for management of opioid-induced pruritus.},
  author={Jamie Leigh Miller and Tracy M Hagemann},
  journal={American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists},
  volume={68 15},
PURPOSE Published reports on placebo-controlled clinical trials and other studies investigating the use of pure opioid antagonists for the prevention and treatment of opioid-induced pruritus (OIP) were evaluated. SUMMARY OIP is a common adverse effect of therapeutic use of opioid medications that can have a major impact on patients' comfort, quality of life, and willingness to continue opioid therapy. A literature search identified more than a dozen published reports on the use of pure opioid… CONTINUE READING
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