Indian J Palliat Care Close
 

Figure 1: Using schedule short-acting opioids such as morphine versus methadone with rescue morphine available. (a) Pain score pattern for a patient with severe, persistent pain taking scheduled morphine every 3 h. (b) Pain score pattern for a patient with severe, persistent pain taking scheduled methadone every 8 h with morphine available every 3 h as needed for moderate-to-severe pain

Figure 1: Using schedule short-acting opioids such as morphine versus methadone with rescue morphine available. (a) Pain score pattern for a patient with severe, persistent pain taking scheduled morphine every 3 h. (b) Pain score pattern for a patient with severe, persistent pain taking scheduled methadone every 8 h with morphine available every 3 h as needed for moderate-to-severe pain