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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

510152025303540455055

 

6065707580859095100105110

 

115120125130135140145150155160165

 

170175180185190195200205210215220

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

185

wk
1

145

wk
2

115

wk
3

90

wk
4

75

wk
5

60

wk
6

45

wk
7

35

wk
8

30

wk
9

20

wk
10

15

wk
11

15

wk
12

10

wk
13

10

wk
14

5

wk
15

5

wk
16

5

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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