Hidden in the Epidemic: Opioid-Induced Adrenal Insufficiency Hidden in the Epidemic: Opioid-Induced Adrenal Insufficiency

Findings point to the need to screen adrenal function of chronic opioid users.Medscape Medical News
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Purpose of review Despite the declaration of an opioid epidemic, opioid use remains prevalent. Side-effects of chronic opioid use continue to be problematic. Opioid-induced endocrinopathies have been well documented, yet opioid-induced adrenal insufficiency (OIAI) remains underappreciated. This review summarizes what is currently known regarding the prevalence, predictive factors for the development and effect of treatment of OIAI. Recent findings Although several case reports have highlighted the development of adrenal crisis among those receiving chronic opioids, only a few studies have systematically assessed patie...
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