Opioid Rotation: Considerations, Controversy, & Clinical Practice

The Palliative Care Network of Wisconsin (PCNOW) provides peer-reviewed, evidence-based summaries of key palliative care topics (“Fast Facts”). Opioid rotation is the clinical practice of replacing one opioid medication with another in an attempt to improve analgesia and/or reduce side effects. This Fast Fact covers the indications for opioid rotation and some of the abiding clinical challenges with this common practice.

Links: Fast Facts #440 (2/2022)