What is it about?
Pain is very diffuse, and is based on many pathogenetic mechanisms. Its treatment is mainly pharmacological. Considering its multifactorial origin, a successful treatment is based on the use of analgesics efficacious via different mechanisms of action. The article reports on 2 classes of analgesics: COX inhibitors and opioids, and on their combination.
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Why is it important?
Considering the diffusion of pain, and its importance on the socio-economic aspects of life, any physician should know how to use analgesics in the most safe modality.
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This page is a summary of: The Expanding Role of the COX Inhibitor/Opioid Receptor Agonist Combination in the Management of Pain, Drugs, August 2020, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1007/s40265-020-01369-x.
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