Fast Five Quiz: Do You Know Best Practices for Opioid Use and How to Confront Abuse?

Mary L. Windle, PharmD


September 21, 2016

According to the CDC, clinicians should first prescribe immediate-release opioids for chronic pain and carefully reassess evidence of individual benefits and risks at doses of ≥ 50 MME/day (considered a higher opioid dosage). They should also avoid increasing to doses ≥ 90 MME/day and ensure that the decision to titrate the dosage to ≥ 90 MME/day is carefully justified. Three days or less is often sufficient for opioid therapy, with more than 7 days of treatment rarely needed.

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