alexa Myoclonus secondary to withdrawal from transdermal fentanyl: case report and literature review.


Journal of Pain & Relief

Author(s): Han PK, Arnold R, Bond G, Janson D, AbuElmagd K

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Abstract Myoclonus is a common and well-described adverse effect of opioids. Most cases reported in the literature have been associated with opioid administration, rather than with opioid withdrawal. We describe a case of myoclonus secondary to withdrawal from transdermal fentanyl. We review the literature regarding myoclonus related to opioid therapy (opioid-induced myoclonus) and withdrawal (opioid withdrawal myoclonus), and discuss possible mechanisms and therapies for these phenomena.
This article was published in J Pain Symptom Manage and referenced in Journal of Pain & Relief

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