- Author(s): H. CHEKROUD, S. SOYEZ, A. HERBAUT, M. DELERUE, P. SAUNIERE, D. MALLET, M. HOUILLEZ, T. DINE
, Service de soins de suite et unité de long séjour, Centre hospitalier de Loos, 22, rue Henri-Barbusse, 59120 Loos, France.
- Key words: opioid-induced constipation, specific antagonist of morphine, palliative care.
- Page(s) : 109-14
- Published in: 2002
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.