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West of Scotland Chronic Pain Education Group

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from 24h

morphine mgoxycodone mgtapentadol mghydromorphone mgtramadol mgcodeine mgdihydrocodeine mgfentanyl(TD) mcg/hbuprenorphine(TD) mcg/hmethadone mg

mg

306090120150180210240270300330

 

360390420450480510540570600630660

 

690720750780810840870900930960990

 

1,0201,0501,0801,1101,1401,1701,2001,2301,2601,2901,320

to 24h

-morphine mgoxycodone mgtapentadol mghydromorphone mgtramadol mgcodeine mgdihydrocodeine mgfentanyl(TD) mcg/hbuprenorphine(TD) mcg/hmethadone mg

rate

3%4%5%7%10%15%20%25%30%40%50%

wk
0

90

wk
1

60

wk
2

60

wk
3

30

wk
4

30

wk
5

30

All doses are per 24h period.
Drug rotation dose changes are linear. Drug discontinuation doses are exponential.
25% total dose reduction across rotation period to allow for pharmacological variation.

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