DRUG TREATMENT - Tapering Opioids
Communication and trust is essential with SLOW TAPER
Other Things to Consider
- Depending how long the patient has been on opioids, the patient may have developed a more complex problem that will require a more deliberate and careful approach to opioid tapering.
- A syndrome of COMPLEX PERSISTENT OPIOID DEPENDENCE (CPOD) has been nicely described in the journal reference link below. Furthermore, a clinical approach to this phenomenon has also been described in the other link below.