In recent years, use of opioids for the treatment of chronic pain, especially long-term non-cancer pain, has seen a significant increase. Overuse of opioids can lead to tolerance and dependence, with a higher incidence of side effects such as opioid-induced constipation.
In C+D’s latest podcast, clinical editor Naimah Callachand, spoke to a C+D clinical advisory board member, Mikin Patel – lead pharmacist for gastroenterology at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust – about how pharmacists can identify and treat opioid-induced constipation.
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See who else is on C+D’s clinical advisory board.