Tapering opioids: a comprehensive qualitative review

Mellar P. Davis, Glen Digwood, Zankhana Mehta, Mary Lynn McPherson

Abstract

This state-of-the-art review comprehensive covers the benefits and risks of tapering opioids. The review discusses opioid strategies and pitfalls that may occur during tapering. The purpose of this review is to expand the knowledge of clinicians regarding tapering opioids and equip them to be able to successfully reduce and stop opioid therapy when appropriate.