how do i find list of different pain medications and equivelance of doses?
Yes, there are several online conversion calculators that will do the conversion math for you. The two that most Drs I know use are on Global rph under the calculators section and one on Practical Pain Management sites. Remember that when docs convert from one opioid to another, they will start with a 25-75% cross tolerance dose reduction (depending on the age of the patient and how cautious the doc is). They do this because tolerance is different drug to drug. Just because you have built tolerance to say, oxycodone, doesnt mean you have the same tolerance to say, fentanyl or morphine (or whatever) so they start a little low and raise the dose if needed.
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