Oxycodone vs morphine conversion

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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.
For example, for some opiates, the administered medication is a 'prodrug' that must be converted to the active drug by the liver; 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.
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.
30 mg of Opana ER is roughly 60 mg of oxycodone or 90 mg of morphine. 10 mg of Opana ER is roughly 20 mg of oxycodone or 30 mg of morphine. You are actually getting 5 mg less of oxycodone through the switch from percocet to Opana ER. However, since Opana ER is an entirely different opioid formulation. There is probably some cross tolerance and your doctor applied a 20% cross tolerance factor when converting you from oxycodone to Opana ER.
I have recently been referred to a new pain management doc and he is in the process of adding/switching me over to Kadian for long-acting pain control vs. just the Norco I have been on....my question primarily is how long will it take for me to adjust to the change from short acting opiate to the extended release meds...
That is 120 mg x 3 or 360 mg of Oxycontin per day vs. 120 mg per day. Let me rerun the conversion calculator... So if you remember I converted your total daily dose of Fentanyl to Oxycontin and it came out to be 210 mg of Oxycontin. That is 150 mg of Oxycontin less than what you were taking through Fentanyl vs. 90 mg of Oxycontin more than you were taking. It now makes perfect sense to me why you are in so much pain on the Fentanyl.
Sorry to hear that you need to have surgery. I can understand why you fear the hospitals when you are not given the proper information and pain control. Not all doctors understand pain management. It is in fact a special area of medicine and you are likely to get better answers from people in recovery. It would be normal to fear the unknown so I hope these answers help.. Fasting is regarded as all unneccessary food and drink.
and your pain receptors at the base of your brain need more and more. Hydros vs. Oxycodone......of course I took whatever, but my Rx and my hubby's (which he is NOT and addict and could take l/day....GO FIGURE FOR ME?) After I ate his script and mine we went to a guy he used to know from work and I wasted TONS of money we didn't have to spend! Secrets DO make us sick. Talk a lot on this site!! You can find out without your family knowing where some NA mtgs are.
Naltrexone is also a Morphine Derivative,but has major substition upon Morphines N-nitrogen group,such that it fits the receptor site but does not provoke an Action potential-(antagonist),increase firing rate and thus occupies the site and stops other Opioid(agonist)type like Oxycodone,Morphine,etc from binding.It binds much more strongly than Morphine and competes for the receptor and will thus precipitate withdraws and block Euphoria.
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I appreciate your concern, but I don't think you realize the physiological implications of 31 years of uninterrupted use of hydrocodone, oxycodone, dilaudid, demerol, morphine, propoxyphene, codeine -- and I'm not talking about "as prescribed usage; I'm talking about dosages that would kill a dozen men ... you name it, I've used it. The research I cited comparing lifetime opiate addicts like me to stroke victims is not meant as methaphore. It is an incontrovertible fact.
Go to google and put in opiate and sub conversion and see what comes up. I know there are sites that do this but I think you have jumped from the frying pan into the fire unless you were on at least 20 lortab 10's a day. I know doctors get carried away with this medicine but there are some good doctors out there and you are very wrong about your dosage. I imagine at 6mg a day you are feeling good.
Hi, As a sub user since 6-24-08 I have felt the best I ever have in 28 years of addication. Two really important points OC stated: People on hydros, I agree, sub is not the answer. Taper. Short term addication, I don't think sub is right. Really young kids 19's & even 20's to me.(unless there is a true need) For me and my friends that are on the sub program we all have long history of opiate abuse. heroin, oc's & morphine both in the 400mg a day range.
As to what is normal. The doctor is correct. Age plays a factor. Download the Age vs (Average) Testosterone chart in the Files area. If you look it over you will see that at your level it would be "normal" but you would need to be over 100 years old! Not good. The average normal level at your age is over 600 ng/dL and the current thinking from the AACE guidelines is that levels under 325 ng/dL are the new treatment (or further diagnosis at least) indicated.
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