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Journal de Pharmacie Clinique

Naloxone per os in the treatment of opioid-induced constipation: case report of a patient resistant to conventional therapeutic Volume 21, issue 2, Juin 2002

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The opioid-induced constipation in palliative care is an important worry for the patient, nurses and physicians. The usual laxative's treatments can be powerless to relieve a patient. The help of specific antagonist of morphine (naloxone) might to improve the situation considerably. Through a clinical observation and review of literature, this paper deals with the way of using naloxone per os.