how to switch opioids

All the current emphasis on pain management and end-of-life care is raising questions about how to switch opioids.

Opioids are often switched to improve pain control or reduce side effects. Prescribers are asking how to estimate equivalent analgesic doses.

Morphine 30 mg PO is roughly equivalent to hydromorphone 7.5 mg... oxycodone 20 mg...or hydrocodone 30 mg.

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