The summary has been prepared by the MIMS editorial team as a helpful resource for healthcare professionals. It includes:
- Guidance on dose titration;
- Alternative maintenance treatments to consider when oral opioids are unsuitable;
- Treatment options for breakthrough pain;
- Advice on the management of side-effects, including constipation, nausea and drowsiness.
Full guideline available at http://www.nice.org.uk/CG140