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Risk Factors Opioid Toxicity in Patient Being Treated for Pain

Purpose:

To identify a patient with risk factors for opioid toxicity during therapy to relieve severe pain.

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

risk factors, adverse effects

ICD-10:

T40.2

Description:

A patient being treated for severe pain with opioids may develop opioid toxicity if too much drug is given or if it accumulates due to decreased excretion.

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