Opioid ‘thermometer’ for patients
Take the temperature of your opioid painkillers.
In persistent pain, using opioid painkillers, such as codeine, tramadol and morphine for more than a few months, has not been shown to be helpful. As doses increase above the equivalent of 120mg oral morphine per day, there is a much greater risk of harm and little extra pain relief.
Harms can include:
• Muddled thinking
• Weight gain
• Mood changes
• Vision changes
So, how much are you taking? Use the thermometer to check your dose, click here to view the thermometer.