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123 A Retrospective Study of Maximum Doses of Morphine and Oxycodone in End-of-Life Care
  1. Katie Frewa and
  2. Simon Challandb
  1. a Marie Curie Hospice, Newcastle Upon Tyne
  2. b St Oswald’s Hospice, Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Background

Observation of our clinical practice suggested that there was a group of patients requiring higher doses of oral oxycodone than others. In practice conversion back to morphine in oral or parenteral form provided improved analgesia in reduced doses, relative to those of oxycodone, using standard conversion factors.

Aim

Review and compare the maximum doses of oral morphine and …

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