Which medications in the drug class Opioid Analgesics are used in the treatment of Lumbosacral Facet Syndrome?

Updated: Nov 19, 2018
  • Author: Gerard A Malanga, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Opioid Analgesics

Opioid analgesics should be limited to pain that is unresponsive to alternative medication. These agents can be prescribed for acute facet syndrome to facilitate participation in an active rehabilitation program, and they should be used on a defined dosing schedule rather than prn. In addition, an adequate baseline dose should be established to achieve analgesia. Long-acting opioids should be considered in patients who require an opioid for greater than 1-2 weeks.

Oxycodone (OxyContin, OxyIR, Roxicodone)

Indicated for moderate to severe pain.


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