Are narcotics used to treat pain in Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS)?

Updated: May 04, 2018
  • Author: Michael T Andary, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Milton J Klein, DO, MBA  more...
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Narcotics should be used judiciously because patients may already be at risk for ileus. [3] Most patients do not require narcotic analgesics after the first couple of months of illness.


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