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In a home environment with a pulse oximeter & a blood pressure machine. Is it better to take 25-50mg oral morphine or 10mg IV morphine.Med hist for y?

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Dr. Christian Assad
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Pain Managment MD

Conversion charts mention that approx 50-60mg of oral morphine (depending on extended or immediate release) are equivalent to 10mg IV morphine.
This is a pretty significant dose for individuals. Unless they have been taking it for a while and develop resistance. Questions regarding this is far safer to address with the pain management doctor since respiratory suppression is an IMPORTANT factor

In brief: Pain Managment MD

Conversion charts mention that approx 50-60mg of oral morphine (depending on extended or immediate release) are equivalent to 10mg IV morphine.
This is a pretty significant dose for individuals. Unless they have been taking it for a while and develop resistance. Questions regarding this is far safer to address with the pain management doctor since respiratory suppression is an IMPORTANT factor
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