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What is the best pain relief for a patient with terminally

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What is the best pain relief for a patient with terminally cancer who also had a stroke following heart surgery and has developed eplipsy?

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Sorry to hear about all these complications.

Opiates are the mainstay for pain rleief in terminal illness.

Morphine can be used in liquid or tablet form every 6 hours or so safely.

Morphine drip is another option if patient is not in a state to tolerate oral intake.

Hydromorphone is another option even stronger than morphine.
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