Re: please help - need alternative to oramorph concentrated solution!!
You are really in a bit of a bind aren't you? Since you are on a high dose of morphine then I would suggest the fentanyl patch. It is a patch that you wear and has a very strong, actually the strongest narcotic medication called fentanyl. The name brand here in the U.S. is called the Duragesic patch. Your doctor would have you change it every 3 days although many people including me had to go to changing every 2 days. I don't know what the name brand would be over there but ask your doctor or pharmacist about the fentanyl patch. Your doctor would need to start you out on an equivalent dose that you are already on with the morphine.
My other suggestion would be Methadone. I don't know if your doctors over there presribe Methadone for pain. It has been used in the past for heroine addiction but has been used recently here in the US for pain and is very cheap.
You could also try oxycodone. You could try the long acting oxycodone. It is called Oxycontin over here in the US. I hope that you are able to get started on something else. Please let us know what happens ok?
p.s. I just did a search and there are 3 different brands of fentanyl patch in the UK called Durogesic, DTrans, and Tilofyl.
Last edited by brianpain33; 06-11-2009 at 06:47 PM.