Methadone and buprenorphine are the only two opioids that are indicated for the management of both pain and opioid-related drug addiction. Both present unique challenges to the general practitioner and pain specialist, requiring a separate analysis from the rest of the drugs in the same family.Handbook of Methadone Prescribing and Buprenorphine Therapy is an invaluable guide to the safe use of these opioids. Authored by clinical and academic leaders from a variety of settings and backgrounds, this book includes chapters on pharmacology, adverse effects, safe rotation from other opioids, cardiac toxicity, prescribing, pharmacokinetics, equianalgesic dose and replacement therapy.This comprehensive text provides clinicians, researchers, policy-makers and academicians a resource for all the relevant points in methadone prescribing and buprenorphine therapy.Clinical considerations: The buprenorphine-naloxone combination product ( Suboxone) is commonly prescribed for opioid ... During pregnancy, the risks of opioid withdrawal can be significant and it is not recommended to destabilize someone ... a short addiction history, medical and social stability with good supports and no concurrent active psychiatric disorders. ... Based on the protocols published, a slow taper that reduces the dose by 5a10% per week is an appropriate approach.
|Title||:||Handbook of Methadone Prescribing and Buprenorphine Therapy|
|Author||:||Ricardo A. Cruciani, Helena Knotkova|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2013|