Immediate Release Opioids (Systemic)

Immediate Release Opioids (Systemic)

PEP Topic 

Opioids are narcotic analgesics. Immediate-release opioids, which are fast-acting, have been evaluated for its usefulness in relieving dyspnea in patients with cancer and other palliative care patients with dyspnea symptoms. Fentanyl, a type of opioid, is considered separately in the categorization of relevant evidence for dyspnea treatment.

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