Methadone is more effective at treating pain, also it last longer because of it takes longer to metabolize. Any comments?
Aug 21, 2008 Is there any conversion tables or charts anywhere?
Its complicated on a number of points, so I wouldnt advise a simple substitution. Roughly (very roughly) two thirds of morphine is lost to first-pass metabolism through the liver when taken orally, so the Kadian wont be quite as much on a milligram-for-milligram basis, but the exact ratio is impossible to predict with good accuracy. Methadone 20 mg is roughly equivalent to 10 parenteral morphine, but again theres lots of individual variation.
I was given a morphine 60mg 2 methadone, can i take the morphine pill and have already taken and be ok? Is taking morphin and methadone together a deadly combination? Has the
So methadoneis more effective than morphine at treating pain and typically causes less adverse effects. MORE? More:http://www.chacha.com/question/how-many-times-stronger-is-methadone-than-morphine
It’s complicated on a number of points, so I wouldn’t advise a simple substitution. Roughly (very roughly) two thirds of morphine is "lost" to first-pass metabolism through the liver when taken orally, so the Kadian won’t be quite as much o… More:http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070817155024AAeAm18
Actually in order of potency both are Schedule II narcotics but Methadone is considered 3-4 times stronger than oral Morphine (oxymorphone). Even stronger is Fentanyl followed by Heroin.. However, the fact that you are asking here concerns … More:http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080821131450AAgJ51f
Oral methadone is stronger than oral morphine, and 20 to 30 mg of methadone is equal to 60 to 90 mg of morphine.
Slightly stronger than codeine, hydrocodone is another opioid analgesic that is Strong opioid painkillers such as morphine and methadone are rarely Detail:http://www.ehow.com/about_5301126_pain-medications-back-pain.html
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