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Hei. I use oxycontin because of cronic pancreatitis, and I heard about me-contin, what is it and what's the different to oxycontin?
See below: Do you mean ms-contin? Both MS-Contin & Oxycontin are time-release formulations. Ms-contin is morphine; Oxycontin is oxycodone. Caution is advised for MS-Contin in pancreatitis. Both can cause biliary spasm. Oxy is 1-2 times as potent as ms-contin. Both have high addictive potential. Both can cause nausea, constipation, respiratory depression, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife suffers from trigeminal nerve
Malk happened a year ago .It was happening for several days and then go away for several months ..And now contin?
Trigeminal nerve: The most common form of paroxysmal orofacial pain is trigeminal neuralgia. Typically, a pain attack is accompanied by tic-like cramps or involuntary spasms of the facial muscles ("tic douloureux"), and often leads to a complaint of muscle pain. See a neurologist for evaluation, tests, imaging and treatment. ...Read more
Am oxy neo and oxy contin from a car accident, is there anything else good for pain these meds leave me dozy all the time, been on them for 18 months?
A possibility: The Buprenorphine patch (Butrans) is indicated for severe and moderate pain. It can be very effective in my prescribing experience. One big advantage is the actual amount of drug delivered to the body is very low. If you are experiencing dependence on oxy products, treatment with Buprenorphine film or tablets under the tongue can be very helpful. Talk to a local physician about these options ...Read more
Forever: Although chronic opiod ingestion can cause hormonal abnormalites and depression, so can chronic pain. The morphine itself has no long term adverse effects on any organ system other than endocrine effects. Constipation is the only GI effect that is pretty consistent. I have patients that have been on morphine for 15 years without any consequences other than above which are treatable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal dose: There is no such thing as a normal dose. There is a notion of "clinically accepted dosing" but this also variable. The correct way to look at this - is this dose effective - if yes then its fine, if no they it needs to be adjusted. ...Read more