Opioid Rotation

Known as: Opioid Switching, Opioid Substitution, Narcotic Switching 
Shifting from one opiate to another to maintain effectiveness in analgesia while minimizing the side-effect profile.
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Review
2017
Review
2017
Objective To compare the risk for all cause and overdose mortality in people with opioid dependence during and after substitution… (More)
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Highly Cited
2012
Highly Cited
2012
UNLABELLED Patients with advanced cancer who have pain that responds poorly to opioid therapy pose a clinical challenge… (More)
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Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
Opioid rotation is a strategy applied during opioid therapy for pain that refers to a switch from one opioid to another in an… (More)
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
AIMS To date, no data exist assessing the impact of either methadone or buprenorphine on adherence to highly active… (More)
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
AIMS Opioid substitution treatment has been studied extensively in industrialized countries, but there are relatively few studies… (More)
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Review
2006
Review
2006
Opioid analgesics are useful agents for treating pain of various etiologies; however, adverse effects are potential limitations… (More)
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
GOALS OF WORK The aims of this study were (1) to prospectively evaluate the clinical benefits of switching from morphine to an… (More)
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Review
2002
Review
2002
The pharmacological effects of the opioid analgesics are derived from their complex interactions with three opioid receptor types… (More)
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2002
2002
The successful use of methadone in cancer pain has been supported by numerous case reports and clinical studies. Methadone is… (More)
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Review
2001
Review
2001
Successful pain management with opioids requires that adequate analgesia be achieved without excessive adverse effects. By these… (More)
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