# 018 Short-Acting Oral Opioid Dosing Intervals, 2nd ed
- September 22, 2014
- Support Groups
Medical College of Wisconsin (EPERC)
Background: Oral opioids are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in palliative care. Despite national analgesic guidelines, the use of excessive intervals for short-acting oral opioids continues to pose a significant barrier to good analgesic care. Understanding the pharmacological rational for dosing intervals is key to proper prescribing and patient counseling.
July 2005; 18.
David E Weissman MD