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A 44-year-old female asked:

Was d/c from pm clinic have 1 mth of oxy 15 & fentanyl 75mcg need to taper off please advise best way to avoid severe withdrawal using 4 8 months?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Angel Carrasco
Neurology 55 years experience
Be careful: Discontiinue the Fentanyl first. It last in the system around 3 days. Then slowly discontinue the Oxy decreasing it little by little over few weeks. You may need counseling from a pain specialist or from a detox program
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Dr. James Rotchford
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Seek medical care: A "cocktail" of non-addicting medications can be employed to minimize symptoms of withdrawal from opioids. Tapering opioids benefits(Standard of care?) from proper medical support & at this level slow taper of the opioids over approx..4 wks. Perhaps use only a patch every 3-4 days & no oxycodone? After patches gone taper the oxy over 15-20 days leaving enough for one every other day at end.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017


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