Conversion to oral controlled-release oxycodone from intravenous opioid analgesic in the postoperative setting.

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article;Multicenter Study)

OBJECTIVE: This study assessed conversion factors utilized by physicians to transfer postoperative patients from intravenous opioids to oral controlled-release (CR) oxycodone and the subsequent analgesic effectiveness. DESIGN: This was a multicenter, open-label, usual-use study of 189 hospitalized postoperative patients receiving opioid (usually morphine) intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (IV PCA) for at least 12 to 24 hours post-procedure. Patients who were tolerant of oral medications and without signs of paralytic ileus were converted to oral CR oxycodone, given every 12 hours for up to 7 days. RESULTS: The mean (+/-SE) conversion factor used to convert IV PCA morphine to CR oxycodone was 1.2 +/- 0.1 (N=159). The initial CR oxycodone doses, based on individual conversion factors from IV PCA morphine, produced significant reductions in pain intensity (scores

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ginsberg, B; Sinatra, RS; Adler, LJ; Crews, JC; Hord, AH; Laurito, CE; Ashburn, MA

Published Date

  • March 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 31 - 38

PubMed ID

  • 12873276

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1526-2375

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1046/j.1526-4637.2003.03004.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England