Pain

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Headache

Migraine

Sciatica

Back Pain

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Guidelines (5)

Initiating Treatment with Transdermal Opioids

Guidance on dosing for fentanyl and buprenorphine patches.

Syringe Driver Drug Compatibility

Compatibility of drugs mixed in a syringe driver.

WHO Pain Ladder for Cancer Pain Relief in Adults

Summary of 3-step approach to analgesia in cancer patients.

Opioid Analgesics: Approximate Potency Equivalence with Oral Morphine

Guide to potencies of opioid analgesics, for dose conversion.

Tables (1)

Co-Analgesics for Use in Cancer Pain

Agents and doses for different types of cancer pain.

Drug Sections (2)

Pain in the News

Effervescent naproxen tablets now available

Topical capsaicin for diabetic peripheral neuropathy

Qutenza (capsaicin) can now be prescribed to treat neuropathic pain in patients with diabetes, alone or in combination with other analgesics

New NICE guidance urges safer use of controlled drugs

New NICE guidance urges safer use of controlled drugs

NICE has published guidance to support the safe use and management of controlled drugs.

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