How Low Can You Go? The Low-Down on Low Dose Analgesics
Methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone are complex medications with a multitude of uses. Perhaps most commonly known for their role in the treatment of opioid use disorder, these medications at low doses have unique utility in pain management. This session will focus on the use of low dose methadone, naltrexone, and microdosing of buprenorphine in pain management. Three experienced clinicians will present rationale, evidence, and best practices on the use of these low-dose strategies.
- Summarize the rationale for microdosing as a strategy for initiation of buprenorphine
- Discuss low-dose methadone as an adjuvant analgesic for refractory pain management
- Describe the use of low-dose naltrexone as an alternative treatment for chronic pain
- Using a patient case, explain principles of unique low-dose management strategies
Tanya Uritsky, PharmD, CPE
Opioid Stewardship Coordinator
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Medicine
Stephanie Abel, PharmD, BCPS
Opioid Stewardship Program Coordinator
Annabelle Hood, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Pain Management
- Tanya Uritsky – Consulting Fee (e.g., Advisory Board): AcelRx
- 1.00 AANP Contact Hours
- 0.70 AANP Pharmacology Contact Hours
- 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 ANCC
- 1.00 APA
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