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Golden rules of pain control - Archived

  • Always use oral formulations where possible.
  • Use appropriate adjuvants at all stages.
  • Do not rotate medications within a step; move on to the next step if pain is no longer controlled (the exception is at Step 3).
  • Major opioids should never be prescribed solely ‘as needed’.  They should always accompany background major opioids given regularly.
Edition/Revision: 1.0
Created 18 Jul 2013 - Archived
Validated 19 Jul 2013 by Ian Back
Last modified 28 Feb 2024
Sat 02 Mar 2024 23:39:40 GMT
Last modified 28 Feb 2024