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I used Avinza and did not like it.

I do not feel it covered me for anything close to 24 hours. And the dosing didn't seem appropriate even though the doc used a highly recognized conversion table.

Ex, I would say 60mg Avinza is worse than a tad low. Everything I read tells me an equivalent dose to your patch dose is closer to 120mg Avinza daily. because of incomplete cross tolerance you could use a 25% factor, lowering the starting daily Avinza dose to 90. Just my numbers...

In my experience I also went from Duragesic to Avinza. It was awful, as I went into full withdrawal. Whatever you do, please do not convert on a weekend, and be sure there's plenty of BT meds on hand (this is protocol).