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Old 06-07-2009, 04:42 PM   #3
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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.