It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Pain Management Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-20-2010, 11:59 PM   #1
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: West Coast
Posts: 606
Isotope HB UserIsotope HB UserIsotope HB UserIsotope HB UserIsotope HB UserIsotope HB UserIsotope HB UserIsotope HB UserIsotope HB UserIsotope HB User
Opiate Comparison Chart

Very interesting comparison of various Opiates and their strengths relative to Codeine and Morphine...

Attached Images
File Type: jpg OpiateCompare.jpg (74.1 KB, 60 views)

Old 11-22-2010, 09:25 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Normal, IL, USA
Posts: 164
jverive HB Userjverive HB Userjverive HB Userjverive HB Userjverive HB Userjverive HB Userjverive HB User
Re: Opiate Comparison Chart

This chart may help some people, and is certainly going to be of use to doctors who may be unfamiliar with the relative strengths of the various drugs. It is important to realize that the actual effectiveness of any given painkiller depends on a lot of factors. What works for one person may not work for another, even if they have exactly the same diagnosis and are alike in every other aspect. Also, pain meds often have very different mechanisms of action, so a drug that relieves pain by reducing swelling may have no effect on pain caused by something else. In these cases, relative strengths are useless.

Finally, many comparisons of pain-killer potency are derived at through theoretical models and/or animal testing (like the "tail flick" response in rodents.) These comparisons do not often translate well into human experience.

As long as the limitations of the chart are expressed and understood, it may be useful for people. It is not my intent to criticize anyone for posting such information, but to make sure that the practical limitations are understood. Too often I've seen people refer to such information and say things like "You're taking too much medicine." It can be disheartening and frustrating for pain sufferers to hear.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 11-22-2010, 10:26 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
jonnstar's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,873
jonnstar HB Userjonnstar HB Userjonnstar HB Userjonnstar HB Userjonnstar HB Userjonnstar HB Userjonnstar HB Userjonnstar HB Userjonnstar HB Userjonnstar HB Userjonnstar HB User
Re: Opiate Comparison Chart

The Oxford Pain Site's Analgesic Leauge Table is perhaps more usefull.... it leauges analgesics based on human tests of post operative pain.
The desire to take medicines is what seperates man from the lower animals - William Ostler

Multiple anecdotes do not equal evidence - Me

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Executor-? about fentanyl patch/"opiate tolerant" tattoogirl Pain Management 2 09-21-2009 01:43 PM
Well I got the lecture I have been waiting for,NOW I need help opiate problems Iamgood Addiction & Recovery 25 01-20-2008 05:08 PM
opiate blockers alafugo Addiction & Recovery 10 01-04-2008 12:40 PM
IDET or Nucleoplast? Insurance? HELP! rachelzhu74 Back Problems 25 10-20-2007 03:39 PM
Opiate Tolerance & Post Op Pain butrfligirl28 Pain Management 8 04-24-2007 02:09 PM

compare, opiate, strength

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.


There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added


tortoisegirl (159), gmak (156), Shoreline (152), BB07 (94), backhurtz (84), katlin09 (69), Ilovemycutedog (53), galalena (50), jonnstar (35), Isotope (34)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1013), Apollo123 (909), Titchou (856), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (763), ladybud (755), midwest1 (671), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:57 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!