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of 'Prevention and management of side effects in patients receiving opioids for chronic pain'

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Clonazepam treatment of myoclonic contractions associated with high-dose opioids: case report.
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Eisele JH Jr, Grigsby EJ, Dea G
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Pain. 1992;49(2):231.
 
A 30-year-old man with chronic abdominal pain was treated with high doses of hydromorphone intravenously and developed severe and frequent myoclonic contractions. Several medications including lorazepam failed to control the contractions; however, clonazepam in normal doses reduced the myoclonus dramatically.
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Department of Anesthesiology Pain Service, University of California at Davis, Sacramento.
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