Opioid side effects, addiction, and anti-inflammatory medications

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Patients in pain often fear medications prescribed or recommend to them by their clinicians. Fear of side effects can contribute greatly to medication non-adherence (noncompliance). Patients often have fears that exceed the potential problems with which their medications are associated. Questions and answers relating to the side effects and the risk of addiction associated with opioids are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-55
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2005


  • Addiction
  • Fears
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • NSAIDs
  • Opioid
  • Side effects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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