Tag Archives: Opioid

4. Best Pain Medications in Renal Colic?

Take Home: For patients with renal colic, I will use both an NSAID and opiate up front for pain control.  This study has some problems with dosing, but overall supports a practice that makes intuitive sense. Systematic review of the relative efficacy of non-steroidal … Continue reading

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5. Lidocaine for Renal Colic Pain Control

Take Home: Lidocaine IV seems like a reasonable, “non-opiate” alternative therapy for patients with reasons to not want to provide opiates.  (high opiate tolerance, pregnancy (category B), or suspected abuse). It is just one study, but an interesting alternative I will use. … Continue reading

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