Take Steps to Ensure Opioid Tapers Go Safely and Smoothly

You'll hear debate about when and how to taper chronic opioids (fentanyl, oxycodone, etc).

Opioid doses usually need to be lowered slowly over time to prevent withdrawal symptoms...such as anxiety, diarrhea, and tremors.

Suddenly stopping high opioid doses can sometimes lead to unintended consequences...such as illicit use or even suicide.

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