Which medications in the drug class Analgesics, Opioids are used in the treatment of Ulnar Neuropathy?

Updated: Jun 08, 2018
  • Author: Charles F Guardia, III, MD; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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Analgesics, Opioids

Traditionally, narcotics have been avoided in patients with peripheral neuropathies; however, they are useful in many cases.

Morphine sulfate (Astramorph, MS Contin, Kadian, Oramorph)

Morphine sulfate is the drug of choice for analgesia in ulnar neuropathy because of its reliable and predictable effects, its good safety profile, and the ease with which its effects can be reversed with naloxone. Various intravenous dosages are used; the dosage is commonly titrated until the desired effect is obtained.


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