These bidirectional differences are not captured in a traditional equianalgesic table.,; Dose-dependent conversions: The conversion ratio of. Opiate Equianalgesic Dosing Chart. Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee. Note: Published tables vary in the suggest algesic to morphine. Clinical response is. TABLE 1: OPIOID EQUIANALGESIC TABLE. NB: It is important to recognize the limitations of opioid equianalgesic tables. Equianalgesic doses have been.

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These are general guidelines. Patient care requires individualization based on patient needs and responses.

Lower doses should be used initially, then titrated up to achieve pain relief. Effects of patch last for 18 – 24 hours after the patch is removed. Appropriate monitoring is required. Refer to Nursing Policies 8. Available at UIHC as: The amount of opioid required to achieve comfort varies from patient to patient.


Adjust dosing to achieve patient comfort with minimal side effects.

Equianalgesic Chart (Changes in italics)

Contact the Pain Service for other alternatives. Basal infusion rates are discouraged unless the patient has been taking scheduled opioids for more than one week. The addition of basal infusions to PCA increases the incidence and severity of opioid-induced adverse effects, including respiratory depression.

Oral hour morphine equivalent. Do not use this table to convert from fentanyl transdermal system to other opioid analgesics because these conversion dosage recommendations are conservative.

Use of this table for conversion from fentanyl to other opioids can overestimate the dose of the new agent and may result in an overdosage. Doses listed are equivalent to 10 mg of parenteral morphine.

Doses should be titrated according to individual response. Patient is receiving a total of 5 mg equianalgesoc parenteral hydromorphone in a hour period via a PCA pump.

Opioid Equianalgesic Doses

The goal is to convert this to oral morphine for discharge. When eqquianalgesic from PCA administration, add the total amount of opioid that the patient received in the last 24 hours, including. Demand boluses administered by the patient.


The equianalgesic chart indicates that 1.

Opioid Equianalgesic Doses – MPR

If given IV, each 0. Continue looking for equianalgrsic causes of sedation and respiratory depression. Depending on amount and type of opioid given and time interval since last opioid administration, the duration of action of some opioids may equianalegsic that of naloxone. Use of Oral Methadone for Chronic Pain. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. American Pain Society Principles of analgesic use in the treatment of acute pain and cancer pain 5 th ed.

Department of Health and Human Services. Opioid Analgesics These are general guidelines.