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Common mistakes

As we are beginning to appreciate, prescribing opioids is inherently complex and therefore prone to error. In this video Dr Hewitt and Dr Coulter discuss some of the mistakes which …

Opioids and driving

In this video Dr Paul Coulter gives practical advice for counselling patients about opioids and driving. Prescribers have a duty of care to inform patients that opioids can impair driving. …

Initiating morphine: modified release method

It is possible to start an opioid naive patient directly on a modified release (MR) preparation. As with starting IR morphine, the dose must be gradually titrated to effect and …

Starting a strong opioid

Although there are risks associated with strong opioids, they are relatively safe if used correctly. In this video Drs Paul Coulter and Victoria Hewitt discuss common opioid-related issues they encounter …

Opioid formulations

Opioids are available in many different medicinal forms. Let’s consider this in terms of the route of administration. Oral Opioids should be prescribed orally wherever possible. This is because the …