Levorphanol vs Methadone in the Treatment of Chronic Pain

Author: Courtney Kominek

Beyond its role in treating opioid dependence, methadone has unique benefits that make it a viable option for chronic pain management. But with these come multiple pitfalls, for which the risks of methadone therapy may outweigh its benefits for some patients. Levorphanol shares all of the benefits but almost none of the risks associated with methadone. Pharmacists Kominek and Brooks discuss its suitability as a therapeutic option.


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