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Opioids

Opioids

Opioids can be used with other pain killers like paracetamol and NSAIDs. They can be categorised according to their effect: low, intermediate and high efficacy.

High efficacy opioids

High efficacy opioids are mostly administered by injection. They include morphine, nalbuphine and pethidine.

Moderate efficacy opioids

These opioids are effective against moderate pain, and in adequte doses also against more severe pain.

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