2021 Feb 17. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2021 Jan–.
Opioids are a class of medication used in the management and treatment of pain. This activity outlines the indications, action, and contraindications for opioids as a valuable agent in the treatment of acute and chronic pain. This activity will highlight the mechanism of action, adverse event profile, and other key factors (e.g., off-label uses, dosing, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, monitoring, relevant interactions) pertinent for members of the interprofessional team in the management of patients with various forms of pain and related conditions.