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  1. multi level fuse or opiate dependent life?
    ... take 150 mgs of methadone a day and up to 120 mgs of morphine , not that what I take has anything to do with how...

  2. methadone or ultram??
    ... pain killer, It's like jumping from baby aspirin to morphine . Both "Ultram and meth" should not be taken together ... some degree. It would make more sense to try an LA morphine product before going to meth, Meth is anywhere from ... 3-10 times stronger than morphine although very cheap. Most docs use it as a last line...

  3. oxycontin and appetite
    ... well as fiber and a stool softener. She started on morphine a month or so ago with vicodan for break through pain...

  4. methadone, anyone?
    ... treatment. I went from 1400 a month for long acting morphine to 60 dollars a month for an equivalent dose of methadone ... what the comparative strength is to other opiates. Morphine is the gold standard to which other opiates are compared ... So although a chart may say it's roughly equal to morphine in strength but that's very misleading. More recent ... studies show it's closer to 5-10 times more potent than morphine . It's a good med for addicts because it sustains...
    ... an evil drug, no more than oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine or fentanyl. Perhaps you really need to decide if ... never justified using a med 5-10 more potent than morphine . Everyone wants immediate relief and then calls...

  5. Really Struggling!
    ... Klonopin sometimes works better than BT meds like morphine . Just be realistic in your expectations, and if...

  6. I'm scared
    ... had my wife take me to emergency room for a shot of morphine but i took 2 bt meds with my roxicodone and it finally...

  7. Time release patch?

  8. Post Fusion Questions
    ... Does he prescribe OxyContin for sprained ankles and morphine for ingrown toenails? With opiate dependent patients...

  9. bt pain
    ... also find that oral demerol is quite weak compared to morphine or oxy. If you do well on OxyContin using MSIR ... , instant release morphine would hit a broader range or receptors and lasts longer...

  10. too much pain/cant take much more
    ... dosing and rapid tolerance, I would ask to try an LA morphine product rather than OxyC. In my state, Purdue gave...

  11. Pain meds question???
    ... energized by the oxy products and more sedated by morphine , but you might have an opposite effect from another...

  12. Allegic To Aspirin Products For Pain
    ... replaced he will most likely have a machine that infuses morphine , dilaudid or fentanyl continously IV and also have ... Oxycodone is available without apap, he could use oral morphine , oral Dilauadid "hydromorphone" or wear a patch that...
    ... Have they tried pure opiates such as oxycodone, morphine , demerol? There may be more but they are the only...
    ... everything etc. What exactly is everything and etc? Morphine ? Hydromorphone ? OxyCodone? HydroCodone? Codeine? ... then all they need is enough knowledge to prescribe Morphine , Oxycodone, Hydrocodonme and Ibuprofen and they can...

  13. Question for SHORELINE, re: Dextromethorphan
    ... NMDA receptor. Drugs that are agonists, like pure morphine , constantly stimulate opiate receptors and thus the...

  14. What to do?
    ... your tolerance is. Hydro is roughly equivalent to morphine in strength, mg to mg. He would have to start you ... at 200 mgs of morphine a day to start where you have left off. See the problem ... tolerance. There is no other way to explain why 100 mgs of morphine wouldn't help. There are more non opiate modalities...

  15. Help!
    ... now) was a sadist and sent me home after 24 hours of morphine with 30 vicodin to take one every six hrs. I know...

  16. Overmedicated/Ultram
    ... titrated slowly and safely. You can go from 100mgs of morphine to 1000mgs of morphine in less than a year, "just ... post op pain to pain management with OxyContin or LA morphine with nothing else tried in between. Educate yourself...
    ... relatively safe and effective medications (oxycodone, morphine , hydromorphone, hydrocodone) and ignores the prescribing...

  17. Looking for some info....
    ... fenatanyl every hour. The conversion from fentanyl to morphine is .01:10 making fenatnyl 100 times more potent than ... morphine mg to mg. I'm not saying this to scare you but so ... Meaning if your not used to taking at least 80-100mgs of morphine per day 25ugh should be the starting point. It takes ... taken up to 8 Norco a day 50ugh should be fine. Morphine is just the gold standard to which all other opiates...

  18. need help/re:med increase
    ... will give you 12 hours of relief. There are a couple morphine preps like Kadian, which is cheaper than ocycontin...

  19. Pain Management Methodology???
    ... 75mcg. 1 every 2 days, a 25mcg patch every 2 days and morphine sulphate immediate release tabs about 30 a month. ... my age, extremely busy (BIG HMO) but started me on morphine my FIRST visit. True, it was a first out-of-hospital...
    ... there to get a refill on methadone( i couldnt handle morphine or cousins of morphine) well I couldnt urinate. I...
    ... contact medtronics. The makers of the intrathecal morphine pump used to treat intractable pain. Although you...
    ... contact medtronics. The makers of the intrathecal morphine pump used to treat intractable pain. Although you...

  20. What's the differance between Oxycodone and Hydrocodone?
    ... our lungs. Very painfull condition as I learned. Morphine was used 1st with no real effect, so I can't say too...
    ... to the tylenol (APAP). All opiates are compared to morphine when taling of strength (not because morphine is stronger ... simply the gold standard) Oxycodone is similiar to morphine in that it is derived from opium. Oxycodone is aproximately ... 1.5 times as strong as oral morphine , hence 10 mg of oxy would equal 15 mg of morphine ... person to the next). Now hydrocodone is also similar to morphine and oxy. hydro is the same strength as oral morphine ... mg for mg. so 10 mg of oral morphine is the same as 10 mg of hydrocodone in strength. Darvocet ... is a synthetic narcotic whcih is much weaker than morphine , oxy, and hydro. It would take about 8 to 10 times ... as much propoxyphene to equal morphine . So 10 mg of morphine would equal between 80 and 100 ... When you consider oxy is 1.5 times stronger than morphine , propoxyphene is very weak. In addition the apap in...

  21. doctor dilemma
    ... my room and just lie there, despondent and lost. Morphine withdrawal was nothing compared to the incessant pain...

  22. Is Oxycodone - same as Oxycontin?
    ... us in real pain, oxycodone/oxycontin and any other morphine derivative is a god-send. I know I couldn't bear this ... have the same pain alleviating capabilities as the morphine derivatives without the addictive quality, such as...

  23. Pre employment drug test
    ... better level. So, I know I will test positive for morphine and hydrocodone (those are included in the list of ... tested). I don't think I could pull myself off the morphine long enough to get it out of my system ... What informatio...
    ... and still am on hydrocodone. (tried time released morphine but didn't agree with me). Anyway, on the paperwork...

  24. Went to my appt with PM doc about changing meds
    ... because he said it was easier to become addicted to than morphine is. I"m thinking OMG it's a shame that i know more...

  25. Pain and High Blood Pressure
    ... always stop MI's. So they gave me shot after shot of Morphine just trying to ease the pain, It was up there in the...
    ... t come for 8 straight hours to fix my dang blasted morphine machine, boy did I have HIGH blood pressure. It was...

  26. Nerve Damage in Back After Surgery
    ... realistic in many cases. When they do intrathecal morphine pump trials they call a 50% reduction in pain a success...

  27. Curious about something...
    ... considered by most to be equivalent in strength to oral morphine . So my question is, why is oral morphine a schedule ... government not aware that hydrocodone is equal to oral morphine , or is there some other reason why hydrocodone remains...
    ... morphine is a schedule 4. Like oxicontin and demoral...
    ... Morphine is Schedule II because it is a pure opioid. If hydrocodone...
    ... about it, hydrocodone is about equal in strength to morphine , but hydro only comes with other ingredients mixed ... in, so it is schedule III, whereas morphine is pure, so it is schedule II. Oxycodone comes with ... ingredients or pure, but since it is stronger than hydro or morphine , it doesn't matter whether it is alone or not, it ... always schedule II because of its strength. I'll bet if morphine only came in preparations with tylenol, etc., it might ... be schedule III as well. But who knows, morphine has a reputation as being extremely potent, which...

  28. Problems with pm doctor
    ... to believe? Now he wants to operate and install a morphine pump....no way am I letting him do that. The only...

  29. Grizz, are you there?
    ... everything else: duragesic, avinza, etc., and then the morphine pump which I had to have removed - ugh! I am getting...

  30. Shoreline
    ... conversion is that Oxy is 1.5 times stronger than morphine . If your doc prescribes 20 am and 40 pm that woukld...
    ... likely give you better relief when you use BT meds. Morphine is the gold standard to which all opiates are compared ... conversions have Dilauadid 7.5 to 8 x more potent than morphine . So 4 mgs of "D" would be equal to about 30mgs of ... morphine which would be equal to about 20 mgs of Oxy. THose...
    ... replaced with what seemed to be an adequate amount of morphine . Basically the withdrawal has to runs it's course...
    ... Hey Twist, Are you switching from LA morphine because it's not working or you don't think your doc ... recognizes the need for more frequent dosing of their LA morphine product. I'm pretty sure you guys do have Kadian ... MSC in equal doses. A little more than generic LA morphine but I'm almost positive you guys can get it. It's...

  31. surprising side effect of doxepin
    ... one lady tell me that she didn't get relief from a morphine drip, but used doxepin cream and got relief. It didn...

  32. The Absurdity of This "Life"
    ... says she won't give me pain meds b/c "you don't need morphine , you're too young to be in that kind of pain." Ummm...

  33. Online Meds as a last Resort. Any Experience Here?
    ... condition being life threatening, I was hospitalized. Morphine was used 1st with no effect. Dialudid was used next...

  34. questions about morphine pump
    ... Hi, Lisa. I had the morphine pump put in this past July. It has literally given...
    ... you will get a shot of something like Demoral or Morphine for post op pain. After I left the hospital, I was...
    ... pain, but that's from the arthritis. She first had morphine , but know it's delatin I think. The morphine made...

  35. OH NO!!! Found out I am pregnant!
    ... my pregnancy, I was either on percocet, demoral or morphine . My babies even though they were born 1.5lbs & 1...

  36. ? about transferring to another specialist doc
    ... because I have dealt with it in the past. I now have the morphine pump so my problem has been getting bt meds at all...

  37. Vicodin vs Tramadol
    ... been using narcotic meds for 20 years; when I got the morphine pump, I went off them for the most part and I had...
    ... been using narcotic meds for 20 years; when I got the morphine pump, I went off them for the most part and I had...

  38. Now what?
    ... t think exchanging that for 60 mg. of long lasting morphine was a high dose. I guess I'm confused about your comments ... was concerned about good pain control and put me on morphine which at the time did NOTHING for the pain and it ... hoped it would work. Could I be simply tolerant to morphine ??...
    ... It is possible that the morphine just isn't right for you. Doctor may want to try a...

  39. Meds Vs Surgery Issue
    ... day plus another 90 to 120 mgs of instant release morphine . IF your not aware of the potency of meth my dose ... would equate to about 600mgs of long acting morphine per day plus the instant release. I was bedridden ... for heroin addicts and the only thing the know about morphine is that it's for cancer patients. When it comes ... pain that others can't even imagine. No amount of morphine or Methadone or Fentanyl will give me back my life...

  40. Hi all. I'm a newbie with questions about pain pump and thoracic problems
    ... this surgery, or if it fails, he wants to install a morphine pump, which I am scared of, because everytime I get...
    ... simple one, which I had, was getting an injection of morphine directly into my spinal area and I had immediate and...
    ... pain. A few mos. before my trial my dr. tried me on morphine which took my pain away, but I could not stay awake ... withdrawal since by brain accepted the Soma in place of the morphine ). Since Ultram and Soma are mild compared to what...
    ... Social Security Disability. I have had an implanted morphine pump for 3 yrs. I applied in Florida, was denied X ... process of finding an attorney that has dealt with a morphine pump and SSD in the past with success. Thanks for...
    ... Kayley, As I mentioned in a previous post, I had the morphine pump put in and due to complications, had it removed ... Do a search in the search field for "pump" or " morphine pump" and you will find all the information you could...

  41. medtronics/spinal cord stim....good or bad, please reply
    ... pain management doctor is talking about implanting a morphine pump if I decide against surgery, which I have lots...

  42. Any suggestions for abdominal pain?
    ... plenty of choices like OxyIR "Imediete releae" MSIR morphine imediete release or a liquid version of either. None...

  43. New and need help about meds.
    ... curbing tolerance, If your taking OXY for BT then morphine instant release may work better. Usually when you ... of receptors. What oxy doesn't hit, hopefully the morphine will. You also have Dilaudid, Norco a 10/325 hydro...
    ... curbing tolerance, If your taking OXY for BT then morphine instant release may work better. Usually when you ... of receptors. What oxy doesn't hit, hopefully the morphine will. You also have Dilaudid, Norco a 10/325 hydro...

  44. MSIR question
    ... yes. As far as an instant release morphine tablet/pill goes 30mg is the strongest made. But...
    ... or the only med you take. Why not use a long acting morphine Prep like MSContin or Kadian or one of the generic ... preps You also have liquid morphine called Roxinol. It comes with a metered dosing dropper...

  45. Stimulator Help?????
    ... stims and pumps.. Well Peto i am a recipient of the Morphine pain pump, But i was also told about the stimulater...
    ... packed with all kinds of info on the stimulator and morphine pump(they manufacture both).Since there are no chat...

  46. expired meds
    ... Does this mean those of us who are taking morphine for pain relief should not be driving at all? My...

  47. adjustment to pain meds?
    ... used to get 160mg of Kadian (another time released morphine ), the phamacists said they could not be sure they...

  48. Vicodine making me so sick!
    ... opiates don't do that. As for the headache I know morphine and demerol can cause them so the vics probably can...

  49. Hydrocodone Pain/VS/withdrawals
    ... better relief. I am on 30 mg of extended release morphine in the am and 60 in the pm. I also take 10 mg of pure...
    ... only a cancer patients would receive a script for morphine or another pure opiate. Now we have PM docs for ... opiates like OxyContin, MSContin, other long acting morphine preps or the Duragesic patch and methadone. What most ... asks why does Dr X prescribe so much methadone and morphine to me? Because all that's been done didn't help and...

  50. can someone give me info about the pain pump implant?
    ... which you have to carry around, in this bag is the morphine that is delivered to you throughout the day this test...

  51. what can I expect
    ... normal physician would not give you time released morphine , oxcodone, or other serious Cll pain medications....

  52. Spinal Cord Stimulator
    ... At All. If This Doesent Work They Are Talking A Morphine Pump. Please Help Me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks...
    ... side effects. The conversion from oral to intrathecal morphine is 300:1 so if your daily intake of morphine was 300 ... be 1mg per day delivered IT. 300mgs a day of oral morphine isn't an outragous dose in our population. I was taking...

  53. up and down on meds and injections
    ... population you are now in. What about the long acting morphine preps, what about Duragesic, what about methadone...

  54. lidoderm patch, doesn't help me!
    ... If you can't tolerate Duragesic, You can open a LA morphine capsule "Kadian" and sprinkle it in apple sauce without ... effects are just to bothersome you may get relief from a morphine pump. Minute amounts are placed directly in the Intrathecal...

  55. medications
    ... and I am required to get the avinza (time release morphine ) at the drug store and only get 1 month at a time...

  56. methadone withdrawal
    ... too, but for different reasons. I was having the morphine pump put in and had to get the meth out of my system...
    ... too, but for different reasons. I was having the morphine pump put in and had to get the meth out of my system...

  57. Are My Methadone/Oxycodone Doses To Much?
    ... can do about it, other than suffer. I'm on 30mg of morphine extended release in the a.m. and 60 mg in the p.m...
    ... dose as you, with a similar amount of oxycodone or morphine for breakthrough, and have been for over six months...
    ... you have ever been considered as a condidate for the morphine pump? YOu would probably need oral meds still, but ... surely not nearly as many and since the morphine doesnt go thru your blood stream, it doesnt affect...
    ... I agree about the morphine pump. From the volume of meds you are taking, i think...
    ... then stick with what works, It's not your fault,LA morphine comes in 200mg tabs and meth only comes in 10mg tabs ... of differential withdrawal to switch back to a LA morphine product, however the Kadian cost about 1400 bucks...

  58. twitching and/or jumpy muscles
    ... may be less bothersome, But the M6 metabolite from morphine causes it, meth can cause it , the only one I haven...

  59. I'm new to posting here. What would you do if you were me?
    ... prescribed me a med called Avinza (a 24 hour slow release morphine derivative pill). He said i should take one per day...
    ... surgery on me. I was in sooo much pain they had me on morphine drip. I had an illestomy done then 2 years later I...
    ... Well I was put on Kadian which is a time release morphine , she was so worried. Now several years later, after...

  60. Is it hard comming off Duragesic Patch?
    ... size at a time since a 25mcg/h patch is equal to 90mg morphine . Get titrated to morphine or one of the other Cll...
    ... same amount of Oxy, now though i have the Itratheacal morphine pump implant, Meds go straight into the itratheacal...
    ... complications I was imediately hospitalized and put on morphine . This did nothing to control the pain. The next medicine...

  61. Any suggestions for a bt drug?
    ... very strong pain killer and being a semi-synthetic morphine , maybe it will work where your pure morphine will ... Numorphan) 1mg Numorphan=1.5mg hydromorphone=10mg morphine . All of course done in parenteral admenstration....
    ... likely not going to help you much more than regular morphine did, especially considering your base dose of oxycontin...
    ... leave my body in only 6 hours . so i now take 24 hour morphine twice daily.it really helps me make it through the...
    ... time. Just because 30mgs is the largest dose of oral morphine without compounding doesn't mean you can't take 2 ... they work, It's a hundreds of times stronger than morphine MG to mg, that's why it's measured in Micrograms, ... However when your Oxy dose is equivelent to 1000mgs of morphine a day, then 30 mgs isn't a large enough dose to even ... house on the beach where I live. Switching to liquid morphine in the higher strength 20mg per ML would also allow ... that works. A 240 ml bottle of 20mg per ml is alot of morphine , One bottle a month would go a long way. But once ... taking something hundreds of times more potent than morphine and at high doses that equate to more tha 10,000 mgs ... of morphine per day, what doc is going to keep his licence if ... is comfortable with the equivelant of 10,000 mgs of morphine a day doesn't mean a surgeon is going to be comfortable ... time to look at the pump. Compounding high dose Oxy, morphine or hydromorphone may be the ticket for BT. Personally...
    ... I would suggest looking into the intrathecal morphine pump. It takes much less to do lots more pain control...

  62. question about morphine
    ... Hi, Josie, and welcome to the forum! Morphine tablets are available in two forms: immediate-release ... release. Immediate release tablets release all of the morphine in the tablet at the same time. Sustained-release ... tablets release the morphine over a period of time. The Vicodan you were taking ... sustained-release preparation designed to release the morphine over a 24-hour period. It is the newest forumula ... Although I have never taken sustained-release morphine , Avinza and Kadian are reported to be the "smoothest ... preparations with less up and down feeling when the morphine is released. The "morphine sulfate" med you saw ... is an immediate-release generic morphine preparation. If Avinza is too expensive for you,...
    ... also just resent the high cost of prescription drugs. Morphine is an old drug.. working it as a timed release isn...
    ... typing this i'm reading an old prescription bottle for morphine from when i was taking it about 6 months ago. It ... is for morphine sulfate extended release and it says right on the ... indeed it appears that the patent for 12 hour release morphine has expired at least six months ago. As for 24 hour ... release morphine (Avinza) i believe that is still under patent, but...
    ... about a half a dozen genricmanufatures of long acting morphine . NOne that last 24 hours but plenty that last 6-8 ... hours. IF your doc writes the script for Morphine LA or MSO4 LA you will get the generic that pharmacie ... is OK for Avinza because thereis no generic 24 hour morphine product. Hereis a link to the FDA orange Book, It ... ' handy. If you type in morphine and click on query you will see every maufacturer ... of extended release morphine . [url]http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/docs/queryai.htm...
    ... on 60 mg of Avinza and 15mg of MSIR (instant relief morphine ). My Avinza has been moved to 90mg. It works for...
    ... pay on this is $30 per 30. My question is this.. Is morphine sulfate tabs the same thing? It comes up as a generic...
    ... out your screwed just like me.For some dam reason morphine just keeps going up and I think we should get togheater...

  63. Update and Checking In!!!
    ... nothing to do but hurt and that is with the 160mg of morphine . Sure glad I don't have a child to take of, since ... doctors later I found one that I liked. After the Morphine the doctor tried Duragesic (Fentanyl). This has been...

  64. Odd little tidbits on opiates I picked up....
    ... things they mentioned was that back then marijuana, morphine and heroin were readily available OTC. But what actually...

  65. Roxi or Dilaudid - Question from a n00b
    ... we do, it's not a street drug, it's just synthetic morphine " So that got me thinking, since it is such a strong ... want something that will work longer. We've tried morphine and duragesic, they are no good for me. Oxycodone...
    ... one thing I have found out with Duragesic and even morphine (to a lesser extent) is that it has the ability to ... drug, sedation, euphoria, etc. When I was taking morphine I noticed the same thing to a lesser extent. Are ... theraputic dosages it has a lower buzz effect than morphine . None of these drugs, used properly, should give...
    ... the once daily, 24 hour dosing of Avinza, which is morphine . Also available is 12 hour dosing mscontin, also morphine ... though you are on oxycodone, which is stronger than morphine , since the morphine acts on different pain receptors ... BTW, dilaudid, even though it is more potent than morphine and oxy, has a very short half-life and thus a very...
    ... snoople. Wirry, Oxycodone is not more potent than morphine . Altough is takes less mg's to equal the same amount ... of pain relief as morphine, in the long run the morphine has the ability to kill more pain than oxycodone. ... mentioning). But you are right about the long acting morphine meds like MSContin and Kadian. Once these are titrated ... myself. Once you look at OxyContin, the time release Morphine s (which they have quite a few), Duragesic (Fentanyl ... which in itself is a long acting med as compared to IR morphine ). Good luck. Welcome to America where you can get...
    ... stated, inthezone, it takes a larger dose in mg's of morphine to equal the same efficacy as an amount of oxycodone ... sense, oxycodone is 50% more potent mg for mg than morphine . As far as either drugs efficacy in any person in ... that varies greatly from person to person. So indeed morphine may very well be stronger for some, while oxycodone...
    ... from any of you here, I value all the advice. I tried morphine in several of its incarnations, and morphine is just...
    ... with breathing problems though and now i have the Morphine pain pump.. Good Luck with your venture to try...

  66. What can I expect at my first pain clinic appointment?
    ... you are 50 you will be taking so much ocycodone or morphine that it will eat you liver out. I'm not telling you...

  67. What can pain meds do to your liver?
    ... apap that are pure opiates like pure oxycodone or morphine , believe it or not they don't damage internal organs ... way OTC meds do. You can safely take pharmaceutical morphine for many years without any organ dysfunction. There ... Someone with HepC can safely take many pure opiates like morphine or use Duragesic patches. Are you in the kind of pain...

  68. bt pain
    ... change your BT med to something besides oxycodone. Morphine , hydormorphone, etc. might help better than using...

  69. Dr. didn't give me atig lollipops!
    ... you consider 200MIC is equivelent to about 150mgs of morphine , and it will only last about 2-3 hours instead of...

  70. hydrocodone availability??
    ... Hi Scared, You don't have to be ready for a morphine pump to post here. ;) Pain management comes in many ... think of, from massage and relaxation techniques to morphine pump implant and management and opiate maint. ...

  71. question about avinza and bt pain
    ... serum level, about the equivelet of taking 7.5 mgs of Morphine every 6 hours. An extremely low dose. Even taking ... pill. A 30 mg Avinza is your total daily intake of morphine , 30mgs per day, divided into 4 hour dosing you are ... talking about 5 mgs of morphine every 4 hours. Only half of oral morphine actually ... crosses the blood brain barrier. Taking morphine orally is the least effective way to take morphine ... not sustain the same serum level as taking 30mgs of morphine for 24 hours. It's 30mgs spread over 24 hours which ... you take extra Avinza to combat night pain the extra morphine will be with you all the next day. Using a BT med ... managing it You still end up physically dependent on morphine , you still have to deal with the side effects, so...

  72. chronic nausea and abnominal pain
    ... management help. We went to one place who gave him morphine and dilaudid and a pain patch- all causing him even...

  73. Beta-Endorphin Injections & DLPA Tablets
    ... however, I am extremely interested in it. I am on Morphine for my pain managememt, and I want off it but there...

  74. Hi KateH & Tiddgys/Belle NZ
    ... have led me to this board, I have just recently had a Morphine pump implant.... My computer went and died on mea...

  75. Actig lollipops
    ... wonderfully. I think on the conversion on fentanyl and morphine , it is something like-100mcg/h (over a 24 hr period ... ) of fentanyl is equlanalgesic to 315mg-404mg of morphine over a 24 hr period (as per my 1999 PDR). That means ... in your system which would be like 300 to 400mg of morphine . This should be plenty to start with and see how ... up to 4 dosages of Actiq in a 24hr period. Unlike morphine , fentanyl is a very short acting drug so the blood ... more direct relation between fentanyl citrate and morphine and it says that 100mcg of fentanyl citrate (given ... IV) is equlanalgesic to 10mg of morphine (given IV). With the half life being between 30-60mins ... out together: If your taking a dosage of 30mg of morphine orally, then you are getting only about 10mg in your ... system (you lose 2/3's of morphine when taken orally). On the pop let's use the 400mcg ... blood stream (this would be equal to your 30mg oral morphine dose). 1/3 of what is swallowed is absorbed through ... that will exceed 150mcg which would equal 15mg of morphine . I think I understand the 1983 PDR better. That ... should get better results than your present 30mgx4 IR morphine that you now take. But the problem here is that the...