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[Transdermal route as an alternative to oral administration of opioids in cancer pain].
Clin Ter. 1998 Jul-Aug; 149(4):277-80.CT

Abstract

Fentanyl TTS, the only transdermal opioid, represents a real tool for a better quality of life in patients with cancer pain. In this paper we report a short description of the pharmacologic properties and administration procedures of this drug that is a useful alternative when other opioids recommended on the third step of the WHO analgesic ladder, are ineffective or present unbearable side effects (nausea and/or vomiting-severe mucosites and dysphagia). In particular we indicated some changes and adjustments switching from morphine per os to fentanyl TTS. In addition we report the results of a study carried out in our Pain Therapy Center on 49 patients with severe oncologic pain, previously treated with opioids and other drugs associations. Our results indicated a good control of continuous nociceptive cancer pain, with a better quality of life and lesser side effects to respect the previous regime of orally opioids.

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Istituto Regina Elena, Servizio di Terapia del Dolore e Rianimazione, Roma, Italia.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
English Abstract
Journal Article

Language

ita

PubMed ID

9866889

Citation

Burza, M, et al. "[Transdermal Route as an Alternative to Oral Administration of Opioids in Cancer Pain]." La Clinica Terapeutica, vol. 149, no. 4, 1998, pp. 277-80.
Burza M, Ginobbi P, Fusco G, et al. [Transdermal route as an alternative to oral administration of opioids in cancer pain]. Clin Ter. 1998;149(4):277-80.
Burza, M., Ginobbi, P., Fusco, G., Laurenzi, L., Tirelli, W., & Arcuri, E. (1998). [Transdermal route as an alternative to oral administration of opioids in cancer pain]. La Clinica Terapeutica, 149(4), 277-80.
Burza M, et al. [Transdermal Route as an Alternative to Oral Administration of Opioids in Cancer Pain]. Clin Ter. 1998 Jul-Aug;149(4):277-80. PubMed PMID: 9866889.
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