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Strategies for the Reduction or Discontinuation of Opioids: Guidelines

Published on: April 5, 2017
Project Number: RB1078-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding tapering strategies for the reduction or discontinuation of opioids?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding switching or crossover strategies for the reduction or discontinuation of opioids?

Key Message

Six evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding tapering, rotating, switching, or crossover strategies for the reduction or discontinuation of opioids.

Tags

analgesics, opioid, drug substitution, opioid-related disorders, other miscellaneous topics, Opioid, Opioids, Pain, switch, switching, taper, replace, replacing, wean, Narcotic, Narcotics