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Drug routes

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Any of the following route may be used for analgesia:

  • inhaled, e.g. Entonox
  • sublingual, e.g. buprenorphine
  • conjunctival
  • transdermal
  • oral, e.g. NSAIDs, paracetamol
  • rectal
  • subcutaneous
  • intramuscular, e.g. morphine
  • intravenous, e.g. opioids
  • epidural, e.g. opioids, local anaesthetics
  • subarachnoid

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