... As far as new, I believe the most recent long acting meds to come to market are Exalgo (hydromorphone/dilaudid) and Zohydro ER (hydrocodone). What makes you nervous about Methadone? It seems to have a negative connotation as it is also used for addiction. Also, you hear about a lot of overdoses...however, that is typically from taking way too much (which is bad as it builds... (5 replies)
vicodin=hydrocodone there are slight differences, they are both fast acting while morphine and diluadid are long acting. the dilaudid is the same family as methadone,(when the nazis were cut off rom the opiate supply in WW2 they developed methadone type (synthetic morphine ) for thier troops. (17 replies)
... i want to make a small correction to post above. vicodin is hydrocodone not hydromorphone. hydrocodone is fast acting and hydromorphone is long acting morphine. 4mg. of hydromorphone is hardly anything are you sure its not 40mg. my morphine pills come in strenghths of 15mg. 30mg. 60mg. 100mg. ... (17 replies)
... into withdrawal, and often their pain will flare. So, I'd expect to have frequent appointments when starting a long acting med. They may allow you to take some hydrocodone as needed during the transition. ... (14 replies)
... Actualy although Opana is a new brand, oxymorphone has been around for over 60 years (Endo used to sell it under the brand name Numorphan)
It is one of a host of semi synthetic opoids that were synthasised mainly in Germany before WWII, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, dihydrocodeine, oyxmorphone and others besides. (12 replies)
... Oxycodone is said to be somewhat longer acting that hydrocodone, morphine etc, 6 hours vs 4... though users may dispute this! ... (4 replies)
... "Opiate" refers to alkaloids extracted from poppy pods and their semi-synthetic counterparts, which bind to the opiate receptors. These including opium, codeine and morphine.
Semisynthetic opiates/opioids are derived by altering chemicals contained in opium. Some semi-synthetics include hydrocodone, oxycodone, buprenorphine and diamorphine (heroin). Naloxone is also a... (14 replies)
... ine and heroin, it's also notoriously sedating which does get better with time. The synthtics are the meds in The keto synthetic family, Hydrocodone, oxycododne, hydromorphone and oxymorphonne, The fents and demerol are also synthetic ans so are meds like methadone or levordromoran. ... (14 replies)
... The two natural alkaloids used directly for PM that issue from opium are codeine and morphine. The other major alkaloid is thebaine, but this is synthesized before use in PM. So, codeine and morphine are opiates.
Pretty much, the remainder are opioids, either partially or fully synthetic. Examples of partial synthetics would be hydrocodone (Vicodin), Hydromorphone... (14 replies)
... s stronger than morphine MG to mg. The 18 hour half life of of Pallodone shold take care of the short acting oral meds, he's absolutely right about the 4mg pills vs the 8's. It's not so conveinient I would pay more than twice as much. ... (6 replies)
... Hey Amy, Only you can decide if your getting better relief from the oxycodone. You can't let a conversion chart decide that for you. Some people respond better to one drug versus another.
The standard conversion from hydro to oxy is 10mgs of hydrocosone would be equal to 7.5-8.0 mgs of oxycodone. So on some chart it may apear your getting less opiate, but charts are just... (2 replies)
... MSContin releases half it's contents at about the 1.2 hour mark and then the other half around the 6 hour mark VS hydrocodone that starts releasing at about 40 minutes and has reached peak effect by 1.5 hours. ... (7 replies)
... so if you take 10mg of Dilaudid vs 30mg of Oxy, they are roughly equal. However, Oxy can become stronger if taking a higher dose. ... (10 replies)
... are more powerful per se. I understand the hydrocodone vs. ... (10 replies)
... are more powerful per se. I understand the hydrocodone vs. ... (0 replies)
... g. The thing is, having never taken anything other than methaDose, It's not like you would have a bad experience from using it. You may just require 50 mgs a day Vs 40 mgs of Roxxane or name brand Dolophnine. ... (10 replies)
... ned even 10 years ago. Your coworkers may or may not know what's going on. Funny how different veiws would be if you were taking morphine for cancer and working, vs taking morphine for other problems and working. ... (6 replies)