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best way to taper off oxycodone?

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Dr. Matthew Kozminski
16 years experience Neurology
Ask your doctor for: assistance, some medications such can help offset symptoms while you taper off. See if you can find anybody in your area experienced with this.
Answered on Sep 1, 2018
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Treatment program: Tapering without professional help is unlikely to be successful and may lead to unnecessary pain and suffering. The best way to taper off opioids (detox) is within a chemical-dependency treatment setting, specialty addiction clinic. Taken in consideration how acutely the taper is needed, several options are available. Regardless of the reason for tapering , the plan must be individualized. Best...
Answered on Sep 14, 2016
Dr. Edwin Perez
19 years experience Anesthesiology
Taper: I would suggest decreasing by 20% per month until its off completely. Some people taper slower others faster. It really depends on you and your dependence on it.
Answered on Dec 19, 2016

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