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Pain Management board

Glad you're feeling better. The move from 25 to 75 was highly inappropriate.

According to Janssen, each 12.5 patch has the equivalent of 45Mg of morphine. Oxycodone is 1.5 times as potent as morphine, thus you divide the 45 by 1.5 and you get 30Mg of Oxy (per day) as a rough equivalent. So, if you were on the 75 patch, it's equal to 270Mg of Morphine, or 180Mg of Oxycodone. That's why you got sick.

I really wonder how many Docs truly understand the patch. I also have to wonder if Docs forget it's Micrograms and not milligrams.

Again, hope you feel better soon!