Methadone use and the risk of hypoglycemia for inpatients with cancer pain Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Analgesics, Opioid
  • Cancer Pain
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Methadone

abstract

  • The risk of hypoglycemia is increased for patients taking more than 40 mg oral methadone equivalents per day. When starting methadone at or more than 40 mg/day, we recommend blood glucose monitoring.

publication date

  • January 2016

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC5484401

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2015.08.003

PubMed ID

  • 26342726

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 79

end page

  • 87.e1

volume

  • 51

number

  • 1