Opioid tapering

A step-by-step guide to opioid tapering is included in the Training Manual (Section 3.1 Medicines Management).

Please familiarise yourself with this. Rather than repeating everything from the manual here, the key steps are outlined, along with links to an opioid calculator.

Later in this section, some case studies will demonstrate how this works in practice.

We recommend using the ANZCA Opioid Calculator to calculate daily Morphine Equivalent Dose (MED).

You can download the Opioid Calculator App for mobile devices from App Store and Google Play and a desktop version is also available