Opioid and Non-opioid Analgesics
by Cathy Parkes December 04, 2020 Updated: July 05, 2021
Non-opiod analgesics (ex: acetaminophen, NSAIDs) are use to treat MILD to MODERATE pain.
For acetaminophen, do not exceed 4g/day. NSAIDs carry risk of GI bleeding, renal toxicity, and GI upset.
Check out our full article on non-opioid analgesics.
Opioid analgesics (ex: morphine, oxycodone) are used to treat MODERATE to SEVERE pain.
Monitor for respiratory depression. Naloxone is the antidote!
Check out our full article on opioid analgesics.
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