Opioids in Gastroparesis: Is There a Better Way?

  • Richard WroblewskiEmail author
  • Jennifer Repanshek


Acute exacerbations of gastroparesis may cause significant pain, nausea, and vomiting. Standard modalities such as opioids have a negative effect on gastric motility. Opioids also come with the risk of dependence, and there is a movement to find better and safer alternatives for acute pain management. Antipsychotic medications reduce opioid use and provide symptomatic relief for patients suffering acute exacerbations of gastroparesis.


Gastroparesis Acute pain management Ketamine Antipsychotics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Temple University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA

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