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Table 3 Dose of oral oxycodone and transdermal fentanyl matrix patch at day 0, 8 and 15 (N = 49)

From: Opioid switch from low dose of oral oxycodone to transdermal fentanyl matrix patch for patients with stable thoracic malignancy-related pain

  Day 1 Day 8 Day 15
Opioids Oral oxycodone Fentanyl patch Fentanyl patch
Dose    
 Mean ± SD 14.7 ± 4.1 mg/day 13.7 ± 4.8 μg/h 15.5 ± 6.0 μg/h
Patients’ distribution (N) 10 mg/day 18 12.5 μg/h 44 12.5 μg/h 38
15 mg/day 16 18.8 μg/h* 1 18.8 μg/h* 1
20 mg/day 15 25.0 μg/h 3 25.0 μg/h 9
   37.5 μg/h 1 37.5 μg/h 1
  1. All patients were switched from oral oxycodone to 12.5 μg/h of fentanyl matrix patch at day 1.
  2. *Half-side application procedure of fentanyl matrix patch was not defined in our protocol.
  3. SD; standard deviation.