FAST FACTS: Opioid Side Effects (Adverse Effects)
Side effects of common pain treatments can be a deterrent to good pain control --- especially with older adults who are physically vulnerable.
Overview of common Adverse Effects to pain medication:
What Caregivers can do to help their loved one:
Used with permission of K. Herr, PI, Cancer Pain in Elders: Promoting EBP's in Hospices; NCI Grant R01CA115363; Adapted from AHRQ Grant RO1 HS 10482; M. Titler; PI; Revised 2/7/07.