Opioids are always in the news for adverse reactions and poor outcomes. Two opioids - tramadol and codeine - are often left out of the fey as potential alternatives. Yet, these medications are not without adverse events. A recent study evaluated the mortality and safety differences in tramadol and codeine.
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References and resources:
Xie J, Strauss VY, Martinez-Laguna D, et al. Association of Tramadol vs Codeine Prescription Dispensation With Mortality and Other Adverse Clinical Outcomes. JAMA. 2021;326(15):1504–1515. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.15255
Continuing Education Information:
Dr. Wall is a member of the Janssen Speaker's Bureau.
0.05 CEU | 0.5 Hrs
ACPE UAN: 0107-0000-22-097-H01-P
Initial release date: 03/7/22
Expiration date: 03/7/2023
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