equianalgesic


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equianalgesic

 [e-kwe-an″al-je´zik]
approximately equal in ability to relieve pain; said of drugs, doses, or routes of administration. (See accompanying table.)
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Patients considered opioid tolerant are those who are taking at least: 60 mg oral morphine/day, 25 mcg transdermal fentanyl/hour, 30 mg oral oxycodone/day, 8 mg oral hydromorphone/day, 25 mg oral oxymorphone/day, or an equianalgesic dose of another opioid for one week or longer.
To facilitate data analysis, analgesic agents were converted into equianalgesic doses of morphine (e.
Equianalgesic doses of alternative oral opioids are listed in Table 5.
It is supported by the most recent addition of Analgesic Therapeutic Guidelines (16) which states that 150-200 [micro]g of fentanyl and 10 mg morphine are equianalgesic IV doses.
Patients considered opioid tolerant are those who are taking at least 60 mg of oral morphine/day, 25 mcg of transdermal fentanyl/hour, 30 mg of oxycodone/day, 8 mg oral hydromorphone/day, 25 mg oral oxymorphone/day, or an equianalgesic dose of another opioid for one week or longer.
That is, the equianalgesic dose of the new opioid should be calculated via an equianalgesic table such as a mu-agonist dose chart, and, with a few exceptions, an automatic dose reduction of 25%50% should be made, except if the new drug is methadone or transdermal fentanyl.
Patients are considered opioid tolerant if they are taking at least 60 mg oral morphine/day, 25 mcg transdermal fentanyl/hour, 30 mg oral oxycodone/day, 8 mg oral hydromorphone/day, 25 mg oral oxymorphone/day, or an equianalgesic dose of another opioid for a week or longer.
Our findings indicate that opioids increase the risk of fractures among older patients with arthritis, and suggest that clinicians should be alert to the possibility that short-acting opioids pose a significantly greater risk of fractures among older adults than do equianalgesic doses of long-acting opioids, especially during the first 2 weeks" of therapy, he said.
Cognitive impairment after small-dose ketamine isomers in comparison to equianalgesic racemic ketamine in human volunteers.
We recently reported clinical studies demonstrating the superiority of MoxDuoIR in terms of tolerability compared to equianalgesic doses of morphine, oxycodone and Percocetcentsc for the management of acute post-operative pain.
Six QRGs addressed pain assessment, including standardized pain rating scales, principles of pain treatment, pharmacological treatment recommendations, equianalgesic chart, nonpharmacological treatment, and patient and family education related to pain management.