Opioid Taper Calculator
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  • Patients on methadone, buprenorphine or other complicated regimens, or who have significant comorbid mental health disorders should be referred for specialist consultation.
  • This calculator is intended for use as a starting point for tapering chronic opioid therapy regimens. Tapering plan should be individualized based on the patient's goals and concerns. The longer the duration of opioid therapy, the longer the taper may take.
  • Do not reverse the taper; rate may be slowed or paused while monitoring for and managing withdrawal symptoms.
  • Watch for signs of unmasked mental health disorders during taper, especially in patients on prolonged or high dose opioids.

Symptoms and Treatment of Opioid Abstinence Syndrome (withdrawal):

Opioid Taper Calculator

Please choose the taper order, rate, duration, and start date.