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Tapering – Patient and Family Resources

Information for patients on why and how to taper off their opioid medications.

Please note: All decisions regarding tapering should be made in conjunction with your physician or health care provider. This is not intended to replace the advice of your physician.

Why and How to Taper My Medications

Opioid Tapering – Information for Patients

  • Learn why you should taper or consider decreasing opioid medications, the side effects of opioid therapy, what to expect when tapering, and how to taper.

Tapering off opioids: When and how

  • Not sure how to taper off opioids? Visit this site to learn more about tapering safely and effectively and managing your withdrawal symptoms.

For more information on tapering, tailored toward providers: