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to administer or add a drug to

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Patients considered opioid tolerant are those who are taking at least 60 mg oral morphine per 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.
Opioid rotation is undertaken by converting opioid doses using published equivalence tables and, in view of incomplete cross-tolerance, commencing with 30 to 50% of the calculated equianalgesic dose.
Consequently, switching or rotating agents requires initiating treatment with the second opioid at a daily dose 30% to 50% lower than the equianalgesic dose of the first.
This is accomplished by initiating treatment with the new opioid at a daily dose 30% to 50% lower than the equianalgesic dose and then slowly increasing the dose until adequate analgesia is achieved.
Patients considered to be opioid tolerant are those who are taking at least 60 mg oral morphine per day, or at least 30 mg of oral oxycodone per day, or at least 12 mg hydromorphone per day, or an equianalgesic dose of another opioid, for a week or longer.