When is respiratory risk highest for opioid equivalents?

Updated: Jan 29, 2018
  • Author: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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  • Respiratory depression risk is highest in opioid-naïve patients.

  • Methadone and fentanyl are generally safe and considered good options in patients with renal insufficiency.

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