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Hey allen, I swiped the kadian conversion book from my PM docs, :rolleyes:
I won't scan and cut and paste it because of copy right laws but I will type in what duragesic to kadian actually is. As far as computers being down, if they can't make an apt, anyone can show up andd say I have an apt to day at 2pm , without anyway to confrim, anyone that wants to be seen urgently can due the same, so without the ability to shedule, it does make it tough. Sorry I hate to play the devils advocate, but here is the kadian conversion, your presently on 100 UGH duragesic corect?

100ugh durGESIC, EQUIANALGESIC MORPHINE DOSE RAnGE 315-404
SUGESTED DAILY STARTING DOSE 200--240mgs

THEY ARE USING THEIR STANDARD START AT HALF OF THE CONVERSION AND TITRATE UPWARDS AS NEEDED.

Copyright 2004 alpha pharmabranded divisions inc catalog KAD-DOS-03 june 2004.

The docs conversion from one med to another are just so far off, and you have been dealing with for so long, there must be someone else in a large delveloped area in TX. Call medtronics, get a list of implant certified docs and go from there. Just because they are certified, they won't neccessarilly push the pump if they think they can manage your pai with an oral dose. But the fact they do pump si a big plus, you likely have an anesthesiologist that's done a surgery residency that knows more about these meds than any other specialty.

I am sorry to hear how bad things have gotten, do you have surgery scheduled again? Or am I confused with someone else.

take care, dave