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I've been on morphine 30 mg tablets, what's the best way to taper off of morphine?

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Dr. James Marx
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In brief: Take less

You could either cut the tablets if they are not extended release or use a smaller dosage formulation.
You probably could reduce by about 10% ever three or four days without too much trouble. Some feel that you could reduce by 25% in that same period. Depends on your motivation and how much withdrawal symptoms you can tolerate. There are meds that will reduce those symptoms significantly.

In brief: Take less

You could either cut the tablets if they are not extended release or use a smaller dosage formulation.
You probably could reduce by about 10% ever three or four days without too much trouble. Some feel that you could reduce by 25% in that same period. Depends on your motivation and how much withdrawal symptoms you can tolerate. There are meds that will reduce those symptoms significantly.
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