It's important only to use opioids for the shortest possible time at the lowest possible dose.
This patient guide offers:
- 5 questions to ask about pain and opioids for back pain and osteoarthritis
- tips for taking opioids at home
- a personal pain management plan.
The use of opioids in palliative care to manage symptoms of a life-limiting illness is not within scope of these resources.
5 questions to ask your doctor or other healthcare provider to make sure you end up with the right amount of care.