Pain doesn’t have an age limit, neither should drugs that relieve pain.

Pain doesn’t have an age limit, neither should drugs that relieve pain.

 

Pain doesn’t have an age limit, neither should drugs that relieve pain. Having said that, older patients may need to adjust their dosage. You need

to discuss this with your doctor. Since older patients are more vulnerable to dementia, physicians are concerned about opioids causing confusion and delirium in such patients. This adds to the misconception that such patients are less affected by pain or that they shouldn’t use opioids.

Pain doesn’t have an age limit, neither should drugs that relieve pain. Having said that, older patients may need to adjust their dosage. You need to discuss this with your doctor. Since older patients are more vulnerable to dementia, physicians are concerned about opioids causing confusion and delirium in such patients. This adds to the misconception that such patients are less affected by pain or that they shouldn’t use opioids.

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