Administering Pain Medication

Administering Pain Medication

There are quite a number of ways in administering pain medications in mesothelioma cancers.

The following ways are the common very ones used in mesothelioma cancers:

1. Orally: This method involves the taking of medicine through the mouth in form of pill, capsule, or liquid form;

2. Transdermal (Skin) Patch: In this method, a bandage-like patch is put on the skin, which releases medicine continuously through the skin over a period of 2-3 days; read more about Transdermal Skin Patch

3. Injection. The use of injections can be given in one of these ways:

a) subcutaneous (SC) injection – Here the medicine is injected just under the skin with the use of a small needle;

b) intravenous (IV) injection – Here the medicine is injected straight into the vein with the use of a needle;

c) intrathecal and epidural injections – Here the medicine is injected into the fluid around the spinal cord (intrathecal) or into the space around the spinal cord (epidural);

d) pump – in this type of mesothelioma treatments, mesothelioma patients can regulate or control the quantity of pain medication taken. When pain relief is required, a computerized pump connected to a tube in the patient’s body is activated by the patient pushing a key or botton. This allows a preset dose of pain medication to be delivered.

If one of these medication or administering ways in mesothelioma treatments does not work for you, there has to be another mesothelioma treatments ways that will work. Mesothelioma patients should speak with their doctor about the pain medication that works best for you. In mesothelioma cancers, mesothelioma patients may need a particular pain medicine or a combination of medicines if:

- the there is no pain relief;

- the pain medicine did not work in the time defined by the doctor;

- there is breakthrough pain;

- there is unsuitable side effects;

- pain interferes with ones normal activities. all side-effects of mesothelioma

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