Video – Dr Mike provides some good advice for people on, or about to start taking, opioid medicine for chronic, non-cancer pain.
Opioids are medicines used for the relief of moderate to severe pain. They are often referred to as strong painkillers. Examples of opioids available in New Zealand include codeine, oxycodone, morphine and tramadol.
Note: In this video, Dr Mike Evans mentions some opioid medicines that are not available in New Zealand, such as Percocet, Vicodin, Dilaudid, and many statistics that are relevant to the United States. However, much of the video is still relevant to New Zealanders.
(Dr Mike Evans, US, 2013)