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Is 60mg of morphine equal to 60mg of oxycontin?

Is 60mg of morphine equal to 60mg of oxycontin?

No: The common conversion is that oxycodone is about one and a half times as strong as morphine. 150 mg of morphine would be expected to supply the same pain amelioration as 100 mg of oxycodone. ...Read more

Morphine (Definition)

Morphine is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Morphine is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Short-acting forumations are taken as needed for pain. Extended-release morphine is for use when around-the-clock ...Read more


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What's is the difference between oxycontin and morphine?

What's is the difference between oxycontin and morphine?

Small difference: These medications are related and only small differences exist between them. ...Read more

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Which is better oxycontin or avinza (morphine)?

Which is better oxycontin or avinza (morphine)?

One that works: Which ever works is the best. Avinza (morphine) is a once per day medication while Oxycontin is a 2-3 time per day medication. Side effects are similar with the exception of maybe a little more itching with avinza (morphine). ...Read more

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Which is better oxycontin or avinza (morphine)?

Which is better oxycontin or avinza (morphine)?

Avinza (morphine): Avinza (morphine) is long acting and once day. Hence it is better as you do not have peaks and troughs. Oxycontin is touted as being designed as q 12 hrs but it usually ends up as a q 8hrs or even a q 6 hrs. It is highly addictive for this reason. This is due to an immediate 30% release portion in each tablet so you get a boost every time you take it - not good for a long acting medication. ...Read more

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Oxyneo/oxycontin for around-the-clock, ms*ir morphine for breakthrough - is this a safe combination?

Oxyneo/oxycontin for around-the-clock, ms*ir morphine for breakthrough - is this a safe combination?

See below: Yes using Oxycontin for around the clock pain with msir (morphine) for breakthrough pain is a reasonable combination. Both medications should be prescribed to you by the same doctor. ...Read more

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I am currently taking oxynorm capsules in hospital and they are suggesting I go onto slow release oxycontin but I don't know if it will suit me as I struggle with morphine?

It may be OK.: Oxycodone is available in a long acting form called oxycontin. In that form the oxycodone is released over a period of time- between 8 and 12 hours- for most patients I see it is 8 hours. Oxycodone is also available in immediate release form which generally lasts for 4 hours. So an immediate release 15 mgm tablet every 4 hours would generally be equal to Oxycontin 30 mgm every 8 hours. ...Read more

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Which is stronger oxycontin, or MS contin (morphine)?

Which is stronger oxycontin, or MS contin (morphine)?

OxyContin: Oc (extended release oxycodone) is stonger by a factor of almost twice-that is 15 mg of oc is about equal to 30 mg of MS contin (extended release morphine sulphate). But there is a lot of variability between individuals. Oc seems to be more energizing for some patients and as a result there is more "liking" which is independent of the pain relief. That may explain why there seems to be more abuse. ...Read more

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Please help docs! Is MS contin (morphine) stronger than oxycontin?

Please help docs! Is MS contin (morphine) stronger than oxycontin?

No: It's the other way around - oxycodone is 3 to 5 times more potent than morphine, but in equipotent doses, they have the equivalent effect. "strength" is not a characteristic that means better or worse, it's the size of the pill or the shot. When drugs are given in equivalent doses, they work about the same, although there are individual differences in side effects and other characteristics. ...Read more

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I have chiari type i, surgery soon. Percoset 10mgx4/day wasn't enough. Insurance denied oxycontin. Now trying morphine ER 15mgx2day, but not enough.?

Underdosed: If 40 mg of Percocet was not enough then a starting dose of MS contin (morphine) of 30 mg per day is way to low. A proper conversion (equal analgesic dose) would be 60 mg of MS contin (morphine). Even that may be low, but your doctor could then titrate your dose up. ...Read more

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Are narcotic analgesics (eg, morphine, oxycotin) known to cause a spike in b/p?

Are narcotic analgesics (eg, morphine, oxycotin) known to cause a spike in b/p?

Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride): Can cause an increase in heart rate with may result in an elevated bp. ...Read more

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Is expired morphine safe to use?

Expired morphine: In general expired medications still do work. In the real world (everything else but the usa) especially africa expired medications are used. As long as they are not expired by more than 12 mo. In the usa the fda and the lawyers will be after us if an expired med was given and you had a problem. ...Read more

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80mg morphine daily. Is this safe?

80mg morphine daily. Is this safe?

Morphine dosage: That depends. If you have been on opiates - lortab, percocet, ect. I may be perfectly safe as long as it's given in divided doses - say three times a day where it totals 80mg. For someone who never takes opiates, to take 80 mg of morphine all at once could kill them by supressing respiration. This effect is amplified by alcohol, benzos and medicines like soma (carisoprodol). ...Read more

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What medications contain morphine?

Brand Names: Are MSContin, Avinza, (morphine) Kadian, Roxanol, to name a few. Codeine is metabolized to Morphine so it will generally be present in Urine Tox Screens. ...Read more

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What is similar to a morphine drip?

Continuous infusion: A morphine drip is a continuous morphine intravenous infusion. Pain medications such as morphine can be administered as an infusion to help with constant pain. In some cases, a patient controlled administraion infusion (PCA) system is used whereby you can safely administer yourself an extra dose when needed for severe pain. ...Read more

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How do I make morphine fornebulization?

How do I make morphine fornebulization?

Get a pro: Morphine can be nebulized, but this needs to be set up by an experienced, skilled compounding pharmacist. Accidental overdose with lethal consequences can result from amateur attempts.
Prescription for this is possible in the hands of a skilled pain doc.
James dillard, md. ...Read more

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Why is crushed MST (morphine) dangerous for your health?

Morphine is a: Controlled substance because it is highly addictive. All controlled addictive substances are dangerous for your health and must be used with caution under a doctor's supervision. ...Read more

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Help please, what is morphine used for (i know pain but what kind)?

Help please, what is morphine used for (i know pain but what kind)?

Morphine: Narcotic analgesics are the most efficacious agents available for relief of pain. Morphine is "strong" or "major" narcotic analgesic which is indicated for moderate to severe pain. Because of concerns about tolerance, physical dependence and addiction, many health professionals are still reluctant to prescribe opioids for chronic pain.
Rec.: talk to your pcp for more information. ...Read more

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Please explain what exactly is morphine used for, I know pain but what kind?

Pain...: Acute Pain, and Chronic Pain. Before for chest pain (heart attack) now it's controversial. Works for all types of pain in the body, less effective for neuropathic pain, but still effective. It is also used to treat shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Morphine side effects?

Many: Sedation, confusion, nausea, itchiness, respiratory depression are common. ...Read more

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Does morphine have codine in?

Does morphine have codine in?

Morphine Not Codiene: Nope. These are two different narcotics. There is nothing about them that combines into one drug. ...Read more

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Can I use out of date morphine?

No: Any medication that is out of date should not be used. First of all we don't know whether it will work or not and secondly its affect on body might be unpredictable, might get more adverse affects etc. ...Read more

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Is morphine or dilaudid stronger?

Potency?: It depends on the amount of each. Dilaudid is more potent on a milligram to milligram basis. ...Read more

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Is morphine used to quicken death?

Is morphine used to quicken death?

Not for humans: Active euthanasia is illegal in most jurisdictions. However, morphine may be administered for terminal sedation or to provide comfort to someone in respiratory distress during the dying process. This is considered ethical even though it may make death come somewhat sooner. ...Read more

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What is the morphine dose after 30mg cr?

MS-Contin dosage: If you are not opioid tolerant, the MS-Contin dosage is 15 mg orally every 8-12 hours. Always ask your physician about current and new medications. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm addicted to morphine!?

Detoxification: Is a therapeutic steps to help you withdraw from using the drug as quickly ; safely as possible. Withdrawal side effects of morphine can range from relatively minor to severe. Methadone is the drug of chose to reduce the craving for morphine. You need to put a lot of effort, but you are not alone. Rec.: see a therapist, joint a support group, get treatment, seek treatment for other comorbidities. ...Read more

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Is morphine the most powerful pain killer?

Subjective: Narcotics like morphine are helpful for many types of pain - it does not necessarily mean they are the best choices for all subtypes of pain. Thus its difficult say what is exactly is the most powerful pain killer since everyone's response to different pain medications varies as does their exact mix of pain subtypes (i.e. Musculoskeletal pain vs nerve pain). ...Read more

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Oxycontin (Definition)

Treats moderate to severe pain. Rapid-release oxycodone is a narcotic that is used ...Read more


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