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Any of three major classes of compounds can be used in the management of pain in SCD. These compounds include opioid, non-opioid, and adjuvants.
  • Opioids include codeine, levophanol, morphine, oxycodone, and pethidine, among others.
  • Non-opioids include salicylates, nonacetylated salicylates, acetic acid derivatives, anthranilic acid derivatives, proprionic acid derivatives, and oxicams.
  • Adjuvants include anticonvulsants, antidepressants, antihistamines, and benzodiazepines.