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Front Pain Res (Lausanne)


Analgesic Effects of Oxycodone in Combination With Risperidone or Ziprasidone: Results From a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial in Healthy Volunteers.


Nagpal AS, Lodge DJ, Potter JS, Frazer A, Tragus R, Curtis ME, Boley AM, Eckmann M
Front Pain Res (Lausanne). 2022; 3:752256.
PMID: 35295795.


Patients taking opioids are at risk of developing dependence and possibly abuse. Given the role of the mesolimbic dopamine system in opioid reward, blocking dopamine D2 receptors should limit the abuse liability of opioid analgesics. This pilot study evaluates the analgesic efficacy of oxycodone combined with an atypical antipsychotic (dopamine D2 receptor antagonist).