A Multidisciplinary Approach to Addiction Developed in a Patient Receiving Chronic Pain Treatment with Fentanyl


ALTINTOPRAK A. E. , OZEL I., EYİGÖR C. , UYAR M.

JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH, cilt.30, ss.573-578, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.573-578

Özet

Fentanyl, an opioid analgesic, started to be used more widely in patients with chronic pain who do not respond to a standard pain treatment. Reports of cases involving abuse and addiction are increasing rapidly when it is used for a reason other than medical treatment. This article presents a case where fentanyl was started for chronic pain treatment but addiction developed after a short time and discusses how the use of opioid analgesics can be regulated in patients with chronic pain in the light of the literature. The aim was to attract attention to the importance of standardizing and controlling treatments with this group of medication in our country where family medicine is becoming widespread.