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Are morphine tabs more addictive than methadone?
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Dr. James Wolfe
Pain Management
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In brief: Not necessarily.
The peak effect of immediate release morphine and sustained release morphine are different, so, for the addictive personality, the euphoric potential is different.
When compared to methadone, only the sustained release formulation of morphine would theoretically be less addictive. The chronic use of either medication can lead to tolerance and dependence, both more common than addiction.

In brief: Not necessarily.
The peak effect of immediate release morphine and sustained release morphine are different, so, for the addictive personality, the euphoric potential is different.
When compared to methadone, only the sustained release formulation of morphine would theoretically be less addictive. The chronic use of either medication can lead to tolerance and dependence, both more common than addiction.
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