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Breakthrough Pain : Oxycodone Hydrochloride Vs. Acetaminophen; Hydrocodone Bitartrate


Breakthrough pain is pain that comes on suddenly for short periods of time and is not alleviated by the patients' normal pain suppression management. It is common in cancer patients who commonly have a background level of pain controlled by medications, but the pain periodically "breaks through" the medication. The characteristics of breakthrough cancer pain vary from person to person, including the duration and possible causes.

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