|Narcotic Converter (PC Desktop) (Internet download)|
Narcotic conversion tool. If you are involved in pain management, this is a great tool to have on your desktop.
Free updates for your CURRENT device only.
|Try before you Buy! Before purchasing, download a demo version to make sure the program meets your needs. The demo is a full version of the program that expires in 14 days. Download|
|After testing the program on your computer, use this link to purchase the program: BUY NOW for $27.95|
|After you purchase the program, you must register the program here to eliminate the demo mode. You will need your Unique 10 digit code found in the Narcotic converter application.|
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step: Under 'Converting from' select the first opiate you want
converted. Under 'Converting to' select the opiate you want to
Second step: (optional) You can select additional opiates to convert in addition to what was selected under 'Converting from' on the first screen. This option is perfect for patients on multiple opiates and you would like to convert the patient to a single opiate.
Third step: You may modify the equianalgesic conversion factors if necessary.
Methadone dosing options: (1) Hybrid method (2) Morley and Makin method
Morley and Makin Method1: This method recommends giving methadone that is equal to one-tenth of the calculated morphine equivalents (mg), every 3 hours as needed (maximum of 8 doses/day). On the sixth day, the average total daily dose is calculated from the number of doses needed on days 4 and 5. This information is used to formulate the maintenance dose. After this time, a short-acting opiate may still be required for breakthrough pain. Five or Six days of titration are usually adequate for most patients. IMPORTANT: The initial titration dosage is limited to 30mg when the calculated morphine equivalents is greater than 300mg.
Morley, JS, Makin, MK,: The use of methadone in cancer pain poorly
responsive to other opioids. Pain Reviews. 1998, 5: 51-58.
|System requirements: Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, or XP. Also, Microsoft'sŪ Internet Explorer 4.0 or greater must be installed on your system.|