CERTA Opioid Alternatives

Opioid Alternatives for ...

CERTA Opioid Alternatives

Opioid Alternatives for Abdominal Pain (traumatic, non-traumatic), Back Pain, Burns, Renal Colic, Dental Pain, Headache, MSK Pain, Neuropathic Pain, Sickle-Cell Vaso-Occlusive Crisis

1. DO NOT mix NSAID drugs - ie) don't give two together
2. Caution with using NSAIDs where surgery could be imminent.
3. Caution masking escalating pain that could indicate a surgical emergency
4. Caution with the abuse potential of some drugs such as lyrica/pregabalin
5. When practical, we would suggest Physiotherapy, TENS and other non-pharmacological methods
6. Make sure you know the contraindications for NSAID use & consider a PPI when prescribing them

By Dr. Sergey Motov (@painfreeED) & Dr. David Lyness (@Gas_Craic) 

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Dr. Gerald Diaz
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