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A 43-year-old member asked:

What is the strength of roxanol (morphine) pain medication compared to hydrocodone?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
30:20: 30 mg of roxanol (morphine) by mouth is equivalent to 20 mg of hydrocodone.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Please help! what is the strength of roxanol (morphine) compared to hydrocodone?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
No easy answer: Even in the modern immediate-release forms, morphine is poorly absorbed in many people, broken down by stomach acid/enzymes and taken out in "first pass" through the liver. Conventional wisdom is 5 mg of hydrocodone is equivalent to 7.5 mg of morphine orally, and 2.5 mg of morphine if given by injection. There is a lot of individual variation, and equivalency tables are often wrong and dangerous.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What is strength of roxanol (morphine) compared to hydrocodone?

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Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management 20 years experience
Morphine: Roxanol is a brand of morphine. It is generally thought to be as potent as morphine or just a bit stronger.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How does the strength of roxanol (morphine) compare to hydrocodone?

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Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 20 years experience
Depends: Roxanol is morphine. Hydrocodone and morphine are essentially the same when comparing strengths. Everyone responds differently to opioids therefore one may feel stronger or have more side effects than the other.

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