Re: Morphine vs Duragesic patch (fentanyl) for cancer pain
I also agree to not get hung up on what specific medication is needed but rather that it is something that gives your sister good pain relief. I would think that it definitely be a long acting (LA) pain medication. There are several different kids of long acting pain medications including:
morphine-based - MS Contin, Kadian, Avinza
oxycodone based - Oxycontin
fentanyl based - fentanyl patch, fentanyl losenges & suckers
I would go with your sister to her doctor and tell the doctor that she really is not getting good pain relief. Good luck and let us know what happens.