Oxymorphone vs morphine

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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.
I was switched to Opana a few weeks ago from Morphine. It is oxymorphone and is stronger when compared mg for mg to Morphine. It is supposed to be 3x stronger. So if you took 60mg of Morphine, then 20mg of Opana should be about the same strength. I, however, went back to Kadian. I did not like the way Opana made me feel. It made me really nauseous. I only took it for about 5 days, so I can't really tell you if it is any better or worse compared to Morphine.
Opana is oxymorphone, which is similar to morphine. So a 40 mg dose is stronger than a 20 mg dose. Also, Opana is extended release and is usually used for chronic pain where round the clock opioid treatment is required over an extended period. However, please do not self medicate and take the medication as prescribed by your doctor. Hope this helps. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
I've been reading posts in here and it seems alot of people are/were addicted to vicoden/lortab/norco and oxycontin, but I haven't read about anyone being addicted to dilaudid or oxymorphone. Are 2 drugs considered as addictive as oxycontin? I'm asking because my g/f's pain doctor might switch her from methadone to one of these. She doesnt abuse her methadone at all, she has no desire, but I have seen her take excessive amounts of oxycontin in the past. Thanks!
Opana is oxymorphone, which is similar to morphine. Dilaudid is hydromorphone, which is a hydrogenated ketone of morphine. So yes, basically they are same in action and function and can cause additive effect as both are opioids of morphine family. Opana is extended release and is usually used for chronic pain where round the clock opioid treatment is required over an extended period. Dilaudid is quick acting and is given for immediate pain relief. Hope this helps. Take care!
It is spelt Codeine,and it really sucks,get the Hydrocodone or Dihydrocodeine,or the oxycodone or maybe oxymorphone,then again why not morphine?.Codeine makes me SICK.Did you know that even though Codeine is a "Natural" Opioid all of the Medical Supplies are actually made by Methylating Morphine in a Pharmaceutical laboratory(not exactly natural)is it then?. Go the Morphine,kill to get it if you have to,well maybe a few Opium Poppies anyway.
I was recently hospitalized for a kidney infection which was the most painful experience of my life! They first have me Morphine which gave me migraines. Then I was on Dilaudid for a few days. That helped greatly. I went back to my doctor today cause the pain in my Kidney is coming back. I haven't had to take meds for it till the past few days. He gave me Oxycodone. I have taken it a few times before, and I think i reacted well to it.
_) WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OXYMORPHONE AND HYDRAMORPHONE? ( OPANA VS. DILAUDED?) I'm doing really well with the opana now and I'm actually on Kadian again instead of the Fentanyl I seem to be doing pretty well. If anyone knows the diffence with the prefeixes of Hydra and Oxy, please let me know. My best to everyone. Hope this question finds you pain free at the moment.
At the top click on clinical information. Scroll down to morphine vs oxycodone vs the patch. This should help out with the comparisons of the pain meds.
5 mg bid yields a 5 mg increase in oxycodone vs. a 15 mg increase. The 7.5 mg oxymorphone ER dose bid would be the closest in terms of equivalent oxycodone dosing. So conversions are not simple and to spare folks of all of this math, I leave it out and provide only what I think is necessary to answer the question.
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...
I know many people take it just twice a day. Of course, morphine is morphine, and using it entails the risk of addiction. Same with Oxy. Of course, based on my own all-too brief experience with Oxy (sigh) as well as many, many testimonials on this and other forums, I believe OxyContin, while probably delivering the best pain relief of any medicinal, tends to co-opt people's souls rather easily.
for long lasting strong potency pain relief, and sinec you admitt that you have an addiction to hydros you might as well ty suboxone or subutex, the main drug in it is buprenorphine, which is 25-40% stronger than morphine, so its quite potent, suboxone tablets are taken by placing the octagon pilll under the tongue adn elrtting it dissolve into your veins under your tongue, if you takes it a different eay like orally or shoot it up it will render the buprenorphine uselss and the other drug in su
If the new oxycontin OP worked very well on your pain, I highly recommend talking to your doctor about Opana ER. It is oxymorphone and it is strongest pain medication available in pill form based on pharmacology. The oxycodone in Oxycontin is metabolized by the liver into oxymorphone. Therefore, the Opana ER would be a drug that is very comparable to the Oxycontin, only twice as strong.
According to the literature, nubaine is an opiate partial agonist--a synthetic narcotic that is chemically related the the narcotic antagonist, naloxone. It's also similar to a potent narcotic analgesic (pain reliever), oxymorphone, a semi-synthetic opiod substitute for morphine. All of which sounds contradictory to me, but I'm no pharmacologist--perhaps Serge could translate this to layman's terms? YooHoo--Serge??
This time, I was one 150mg of Oxycodone (10 x 15mg) and 80mg of Opana (Oxymorphone) per day. I've always crushed and snorted them. This was clearly the worst time but I was determined and have been clean for a week. The first 4 days were pure hell but I started feeling a little better on days 5 and 6. Today, day 7, has been pure hell. I've been irritated, restless, exhausted, and just miserable. I've had my 3 year old son with me the whole time since day one.
Fetanyl is literally a hundred times as potent as morphine. 0.05-0.10 mg. is equivalent to 10-30 mgm's. morphine. This super strength per mg makes it ideal to use in an transdermal patch. Joe, there is a GAP in time that you must allow for the formulation in the patch to work. I cannot remember the specifics on how much time must past before the patch starts working. Ask your doctor or phamacists. I am sure they will have that information.
I dont feel like ive relapsed in the sense of using vs not using.
I have been addicted to opana (oxymorphone) and percocet for almost two years. It started with a back injury when I worked for a cleaning company, I had to quit my job, and after a month of failed chiropractic therapy and physical therapy, my pain was not any better, so my mom started giving me her 5mg opana. It started with one here and there, but after a month or so I was completely addicted and started snorting them for better relief and because I loved the high I got from it.
A while back I posted a topic on Morphine Vs Negative Drug screen. It has some very informative info and also explains why the tests can come out negative. Scroll down a few pages and you'll find it or PM Beargizmo, I sent it to him.
Diacetylmorphine (Heroin) (orally it = morphine, IV/IM/insuffilated it's 2x as strong) 100mg............Dihydrocodeine 30mg..............Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lorcet, etc) 7.5mg.............Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) 37.5µg............Fentanyl (not sure on this one, anyone know the oral dose equivalence for Fentanyl?) 4mg................Levorphanol (Dromoran) 300mg............Meperidine (Demerol) 10-20mg.........Methadone 30-60mg.........Morphine 20mg..............
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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