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Substitution of another opioid for morphine may be useful for pain control

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7132.702 (Published 28 February 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:702
  1. Paul Murray, Senior registrar
  1. Anaesthetic Department, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield S10 2JF

    EDITOR—In their article on the principles of palliative care and pain control O'Neill and Fallon rightly emphasise the primacy of morphine among strong opioid analgesics in the management of cancer pain.1 Although morphine is generally well tolerated and effective, some patients have pain that is relatively resistant to it. Increasing the dose in these circumstances may lead to …

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