A male asked:
patient with severe copd, 290mg of sustained released morphine daily plus 5mg oxycodone for breakthrough 3 times daily. patient has been on morphine for 35 plus years would fentanyl patch be a better option?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Matt Wachsman answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Going up on narcotic: is generally not a good idea. That is already getting to be a large dose. People with lung disease need as much breathing as possible and narcoticcs lowers the drive to breath (bad).
Answered on Aug 24, 2017
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