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Co-proxamol is effective in chronic pain

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 27 June 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1980
  1. G W Hanks, Macmillan professor of palliative medicine,
  2. Karen Forbes, Macmillan senior lecturer in palliative medicine
  1. Department of Palliative Medicine, Bristol Oncology Centre, University of Bristol, Bristol BS2 8ED

    EDITOR—Li Wan Po and Zhang's review substantiates the widely held view that paracetamol is as effective as co-proxamol in single dose for acute pain.1 We agree with their message; indeed, another recent systematic review comes to the same conclusion.2

    The authors dismiss comments we have made about the use of co-proxamol.3 However, our remarks related to the treatment of chronic pain, which cannot and should not be managed with …

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