Morphine vs oxycodone

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Maybe you could just stop the morphine all together and just use the percocet. Morphine is more addictive and harder to wd from. Good luck.
By assaying the levels of these substances in the blood or urine, the lab can determine, with some degree of certainty, which particular medication you're using -- codeine, oxycodone, morphine, hydromorphone, etc. However, these tests can be wrong because of differences in our individual ability to make specific enzymes for the metabolism of these medications.
My spine can't take any more insults, and I'm SO SCARED of having anything else done to it surgically, because it was spinal surgery that landed me in this situation in the first place. Also, morphine is stronger than oxycodone, and since I will need pain control medication for the rest of my life, I don't want to take anything right now that is stronger than I need to make the pain bearable.
Anyways, right now I am running 2 separate prescriptions, 1 for 60x40mg OxyContin (prescribed 1 pill twice daily), the other is 240x5mg Pms-Oxycodone (prescribed 2 pills 4 times daily). I REALLY NEED to stop taking this stuff...I'm sure this has been said before, but I do have legitimate pain that many neuro-orthopedic surgeons say "will never fully go away." First off, I want to get back to 1 prescription only, due to the potential legal consequences of "double doctoring.
i had 3 back operation and i have rods and screws in my back one dr said that my pain is from my hardware that in my back another dr said its because of the scare tissue any way i am taking about 12 to 16 30 mg oxycodone a day which seem to be alot the dr said that i should have a morphine pump installed the pills do make it better but i want to know the long time effect with these pills vs the pump what i think it is is a pinch neve because when i set down for a little bit my right leg becomes
The Fentanyl, which I'm on for my Long-Acting Med, is approximately 80 times stronger than Morphine. The Oxycodone (I use Percocet 10/325's for my BT Pain) is not as strong as the Fentanyl. Which meds are you on for your pain? As I said above, I'm very happy that you have found this site and I hope that you will enjoy the support that we offer here for you!! You might also, enjoy the Cancer Forum's. Here's the Link: http://www.medhelp.
I've been taking up to 75 mgs of percocet a day, and at night up to 75 mg of morphine. I would take 7.5 mg of Rhovane (sleeping pill) every night as well. 2 years I've been on this stuff, and it's ruined my life. I don't even know where I begin, and the drugs end. Chronic shoulder pain is what made me start, but life's challenges alone is what kept me on them. About a month ago, I decided to get off these pills.
SR oxycodone (OxyContin) is quite similar to SR morphine. It's recommended to be taken at approximately the same intervals. SR Oxycodone 10 mg is approximately 1.5 times stronger then MS-Contin (Morphine Sulfate Controlled-Release), So in response to your question I would guess that 15mg of Ms Contin is about equal to 10 mgs of OxyContin. But I am not an expert in these I no longer have assist in determining these equivalents. Hope this helps.
an example is the conversion of codeine to morphine, which is more efficient in some people than in others. There is also wide variation in the degree of nausea produced by different medications in different people. I do not know of any evidence that hydromorphone is better tolerated overall than oxycodone.
Oxycodone (contained in percocet, roxicodone, oxycontin) is about 2 times the strength of morphine (i.e., 10 mg of morphine equals 5 mg of oxycodone). Therefore, 5 mg of oxycodone is about 16 mg of hydrocodone so oxycodone is about 3 times stronger than hydrocodone. However, geminigirl is right in that everyone is different. I have read that some say hydrocodone works better for their pain than percocet and viceversa. For me, percocet works a lot better for my pain.
Hi to all. With many members having a false negative drug screen I have done some research that might help others in this situation. While doing some investigating I came across this information that might be of some help. According to The American Journal Of Forensic Medicine, It seems that 15 percent of all ppl who take Morphine on a regular basis come out negative for the drug. If you would like to read the full article, you can find it at:
My dr. just switched me to Morphine Sulfate ER 30 MG, 2 tablets per day (one every 12 hours). I'm always nervous when I switch or increase pain meds. I start these new meds tomorrow...can anyone tell me what to expect with regard to how this new medicine may affect me vs. the percocets I've been taking? I had to switch because the percocets weren't doing the job very well. I've built up a tolerance to them. Thanks for any info or advice.
Opioid tolerance is a large concern, so I rotate my medications -- oxycodone to morphine to hydromorph to methadone -- every few years. Often I get some benefit in reducing equivalent dose through cross tolerance. Because you have a high tolerance to opiates, risks of overdose and respiratory arrest are greatly reduced. However, new research has identified that opioid-induced-hyperalgesia (OIH) is a possible outcome of high-dose opioid therapy.
You've asked a good question and although it may seem straight forward there's a lot to be considered. Oxymorphone is seven times stronger then morphine while hydromorphone is five times stronger than morphine. They are in the same synthetic family of drugs. Although on "paper" Oxymorphone is more potent then Hydromorphone that doesn't necessarily mean that one is more effective then the other. Pain management is individualized.
People commonly think of opiates, such as morphine, or semi-synthetic opioids derived from opiates, such as oxycodone, when they think of drug dependence or addiction. But as anyone who drinks three cups of coffee a day is bound to realize, the body can become dependent on far less damaging substances, as well. Many people using drugs to manage their pain are dependent on those drugs without being addicted to them. They take the drugs to function normally and live productive lives.
It is a narcotic, opioid (morphine-like) medication. Animal studies indicate that oxycodone is unlikely to cause birth defects.   It is important to note that oxycodone is available by itself or in combination with one or more other active ingredients. The other active ingredients (which vary, depending on the particular product) may have other pregnancy Category ratings and may cause other problems when used during pregnancy.   Pregnancy Category B The U.S.
That' sall well and good, but I know for a fact that I feel much differently when taking one vs. the other. Maybe he was handing me a line.
Hello I was on high daily doses of hydrocodone for 2 years and eventually progressed to sporadic iv use of drugs such as morphine, oxycodone and heroin.I went to rehab 2 years ago and have been on suboxone ever since.At one time I was on 4 8mg pills daily but am currently on 1 a day.Even at the highest dose, however, I still had quite strong drug cravings and still live ith them every day.I also have depression for which I have tried countless antidepressants, all without results.
Percs are oxycodone, Lorcet is hydrocodone. The percocet is actually more potent. They are both morphine derivitives and you will still have to detox if you substitute one for the other.
I personally experience ovarian cysts (several, that burst monthly, Endometriosis and IC (a disabling bladder condition) and I have been able to get myself down from a 300 mg/ Morphine or 150 mg/ Oxycodone per day to about 15 mg/ OC once, maybe twice per week. Let me tell you, there is freedom to being able to feel real pain again.
Hydrocodone (schedule III, in bulk formulations only containing hydrocodone its schedule II) is a opioid that is a mild potency opioid, in between codeine and oxycodone. Oxycodone (Percocet, Oxycontin, Tylox) is about 50% stronger than hydrocodone , where as hydrocodone is about 50% stronger than codeine.
Examples of full agonists are heroin, oxycodone, methadone, hydrocodone, morphine, opium and others. An antagonist is a drug that blocks opioids by attaching to the opioid receptors without activating them. Antagonists cause no opioid effect and block full agonist opioids. Examples are naltrexone and naloxone. Naloxone is sometimes used to reverse a heroin overdose.
I do have a question. Which has the worst withdrawal symptoms? Oxycodone or Morphine. I have already stopped the oxycodone. I'm more or less curious about this subject. I often have read debates on the different forums. Hope you all had a wonderful holiday.
Physical dependency only refers to the physical signs and symptoms of taking a drug which results in tolerance building up and where the body becomes to rely on the presence of the drug to continue normal physical operation. An example would be a person in chronic pain that takes Oxycodone - and over the course of a year their dose doubles to maintain the same level of pain control.
He wouldn't return any of my calls so I went to the emergency room for withdrawal. They gave me Antibiotics, an in-haler, and OXYCODONE, till I could get back with my Doctor. Crap!, I didn't even want the Oxycodone, just the cough syrup. I've had Hydrocodone pills from Dentist visits lying around for years that I never took, till I found out that it was the hydrocodone and no other substance, that was suppressing the urge to cough.
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