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Pain Management

Allergy to morphine

02/24/2009

Question:

It seems that every time I take a medication that has codeine in it, I get severe pain in between my chest. Nothing seems to relieve the pain once it starts except for time. Is there anything I can do to prevent this pain. It is necessary for me to take pain medication as I have cancer and am in a lot of pain?

Answer:

You may want to ask your physician about other medications to try, such as oxycodone or fentanyl.

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Response by:

Hammam  Akbik, MD, FIPP Hammam Akbik, MD, FIPP
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati