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Revista Dor

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Abstract

SAKATA, Rioko Kimiko  and  NUNES, Marcelo Henrique Gomes. Analgesics use for kidney failure. Rev. dor [online]. 2014, vol.15, n.3, pp.224-229. ISSN 1806-0013.  https://doi.org/10.5935/1806-0013.20140048.

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:

The use of drugs to treat renal failure has particularities due to pharmacokinetic changes present in such population. This study aimed at supplying subsidies for a rational choice of analgesics to be used in patients with renal failure.

CONTENTS:

Information is provided about pain prevalence and etiology in renal failure patients. In addition, the use of anti-inflammatory drugs, opioid analgesics and adjuvant drugs for pain management is addressed.

CONCLUSION:

Adjusting pharmacological therapy to renal function impairment may provide effective treatment with less adverse effects.

Keywords : Analgesics; Pain management; Renal failure.

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