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Thus, the use of narcotic analgesics as the sole prescription medication for pain relief in elderly OA patients more than doubled after Vioxx was withdrawn from the market.
For clients who had never used a narcotic analgesic or opiate-type drug prior to using OxyContin, the survey asked whether they had switched to using heroin.
According to the American Geriatrics Society's Panel on Persistent Pain in Older Persons, addiction rarely occurs in people who are, under the care of a physician, taking narcotic analgesic drugs for valid medical conditions, including persistent or chronic pain.
The pain is often severe enough to require frequent, large doses of narcotic analgesics such as morphine sulfate or meperidine (Pallister, Ranney, 1992).
Since the cyclo-oxygenase-2 (COX-2)-selective NSAID rofecoxib (Vioxx) was famously taken off the market in late 2004 because of a scandal related to cover-up of an increased risk of myocardial infarction, prescriptions for narcotic analgesics in elderly patients with arthritis have risen sharply.
Narcotic analgesics are commonly used for postoperative analgesia and their main side effect is respiratory depression.
Raymond Sinatra, professor of Anesthesiology and co-director, Acute Pain, at the Yale School of Medicine, said that CR845 works selectively at the site of injury and not in the brain and so provides clinically effective pain relief without side effects such as nausea, vomiting, sedation and respiratory depression that are commonly observed with morphine and other narcotic analgesics.
The advisory, which appeared on the FDA's Web site, states that deaths and life-threatening side effects have been reported in patients just starting treatment with methadone and in those who have switched from other narcotic analgesics to methadone.
However, frequent, prolonged use of narcotic analgesics may result in maternal and fetal addiction.
a fully integrated specialty pharmaceutical firm, is recognized throughout the industry as a market leader in pain management products, with an emphasis in prescription narcotic analgesics.