A 22-year-old female asked:
I was put on a morphine pump when i had my stem cell transplant at age ten, i end up getting in to opiates and other drugs is the common?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pain Management 36 years experience
Very common: All narcotic drugs currently available for use in chronic pain may have some troublesome side effects. However, as with all medications and surgical interventions, the relative benefits must be balanced with the relative risks involved. Scientific evidence suggests that prolonged, high dose opioids therapy may not be effective or safe.
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Last updated May 6, 2014
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