Is Morphine Stronger Than Methadone

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how much stronger is methadone to morphine
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I would like to know exactly how much more mg methadone has compared to morphine.Thank you! ## Hello, Mark! How are you? There is no direct conversion, it can vary depending on what dosage of Morphine was being taken and the individuals tolerance to opiates. For example, where it would start at would be a 2mg Morphine to 1mg Methadone ratio, for someone that was taking less than 30mgs of Morphine, but it can go as high as a 20 to 1 ratio, is someone were taking much higher doses. The FDA classifies this medication as a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. What dosage of Morphine is being converted? ## Methadone is 10 times stronger than morphing I was on it for long ... ...
Updated 2 months ago in Methadone.
Mon, Jul 31 '17, 11:14 AM
Which Is Stronger: 30 Mg Of Morphine Sulphate Er Or 10 Methadone
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I am in a confusing debate with my ex husband: Which is stronger, 30 mg of morphine sulfate E.R or 10 mg of methadone? ## Methadone is stronger than Morphine, just as an example, if you were taking the 30mgs of Morphine, the equivalent dosage of Methadone would only be 3mgs, so it's a roughly 1mg to 10mg ratio. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I was on Methadone tablets for 13 years with a NY pain mgmt doctor who worked alongside an Orthopedic surgeon who originally diagnosed my lumbar-sacral pain from DDD (L5/S1) and nerve damage in my legs, plus osteoarthritis in hips and spine. My Methadone dose began at 30mg/day, and at it's highest 10 yrs later, was on 150mg/day. I had gastric bypass surgery in 2009, and lost 130 lbs by 2010. My Methadone dosage was able to be bro... ...
Updated 11 days ago in Morphine.
Sun, Oct 08 '17, 10:41 AM
pain medication stronger than morphine and dilaudid
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Dilaudid is a semi synthetic keytone or Hydromorphone HCL, so it is i feel its twice the potency of morphine, short acting though. I take 70mg Methadone HCL and Dilaudid for breakthrough pain. I did also get Percocet 10/325 but after this new law he would not give me a one. I never ever felt like a dope addict but yet feel they are scrutinizing me at some pharmacies. I am sick to death and because some people are just plain ignorant they ruined many lives of good upstanding folks of all ages. If he continues to cut me down i will go to another. I need help with that but i have no idea where to go in the Denver metro area. ## I don't understand how you are able to feel any narcotic with 70 mgs. of methadone in your system. Methadone works almost as a blocking agent once one has arriv... ...
Updated 2 months ago in Morphine.
Wed, Jul 19 '17, 6:27 PM
Methadone potency compared to Morphine
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I have been on Methadone 10mg - 2 tabs 4 x a day for 6 years and 300 mg's/day for 5 yrs before that from a methadone clinic. My Primary care Dr. (also my pain management Dr) recently decided that I needed to "taper down", Because I told her that the new pharmacy I went to gave me a hard time about the quantity. The reasons that I am on the meds in the 1st place are conditions that don't improve and I've never told her that I was feeling any better. I have a herniated C5, C6, L3, L4 S1, DDD, Fibromyalgia. So anyway she told me that "law says Methadone is 5 x stronger than Morphine and you're only allowed 100 mgs of Morphine so you're taking way too much already. I'll just take 1 pill away a day, you won't notice it." But I was already running o... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Methadone.
Sat, May 30 '15, 4:45 PM
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small green tab with mr25 on one side ## is liquid morphine blue? what else could this blue liquid be that i found? ## Could be methadone 10mg/1ml its ten times stronger than the green methadone. ...
Updated 3 years ago in Morphine.
Fri, Jul 11 '14, 9:13 AM
Met Morphine
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I take 145mg of methadone daily .my question is this.i just took 60mg of morphine will i feel it i do no other drugs. this is the first time ive used anything but methadone in 2 years ## Unfortunately, in any medical situation, a patient has to be their own best advocate. Doctors often prescribe medications according to their experience with how well something has worked for other patients. There really isn't a direct answer to your question, as no one can tell you how you would react to Morphine. Since medications can affect everyone differently, some people get great results from taking it, but there are others that it doesn't work for. I do know based on research that Methadone is considered to be 3-4 times stronger than oral Morphine (oxymorphone). And given the high dose of... ...
Updated 5 years ago in Morphine.
Fri, Oct 28 '11, 12:32 PM
methadone replacement drug
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I've been on 150mg methadone for the last 10 yrs or so. NOW bc of new federal REGS, they have me on 30 mg methadone per day plus two 10mg oxymoron for breakthrough pain. Can someone suggest a medicine that might work around the clock and meet federal mme limits? Thank you so much... In pain in Alabama.... HELP IS APPRECIATED! ## Hello, Ferrell! How are you? One possible option you could discuss with your doctor is the Fentanyl patch, they are time released and usually last from 48 to 71 hours, it is an opiate that is over 80 times stronger than Morphine. The FDA classifies it as narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. Does anyone else have any ideas or suggestions? ... ...
Updated 9 months ago in Methadone.
Fri, Dec 30 '16, 2:58 AM
morphine 60 mg sulphate dosage
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i have been taking 60mg.morphine sulfate with little relief i just started on methadone hcl 10mg. & found them to be stronger & more effective my wife just believes that it is the change but i am convinced the methadone is stronger who is right? ## It would take 15mgs of Methadone to equal each 60mgs dose of the Morphine, so I'd have to give the win to your wife. However, there is a caveat, it may not be just because of the change to a different medication, it could be due to the fact that the Methadone may just work better for you. Learn more Methadone details here. Sometimes the equivalency or one being stronger doesn't matter, if one just works better with your body. Everyone is different and this happens quite frequently. Are there any other questions I can help with... ...
Updated 3 years ago in Morphine.
Wed, Jun 25 '14, 10:19 AM
where can I find methadone in columbus OH
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Where can I find a doctor in Columbus Oh that will prescribe methadone for chronic back pain? My doctor gives me percocet but it just doesn't help. ## What other medications have you tried? And what is the dosage of the Percocet? The reason I'm asking it because Methadone should really be the last resort medication, for several reasons. The first is because there are other stronger and safer options available, such as Morphine or higher doses of Oxycodone. Learn more Morphine details here. Learn more Oxycodone details here. Another is due to the fact that Methadone is so very highly habit forming, so most people never get off of it, even if they're just using it for pain. Learn more Methadone details here. ## I take percocets 7.5. I go to a pain management clinic and that is... ...
Updated 3 months ago in Methadone.
Thu, Jul 06 '17, 11:09 PM
Methodone to Morphine Drug Transition
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My doc has changed my pain meds. I am taking 90 mgs. a day, and have been for 6 months. It doesn't work anymore. (Nerve damage from 5 failed back surgers and scarring from healing attempts.) He put me on 100mgs of MS Contin twice a day. I NEED to know what if anything I need to know about the transition. Scared as it a high dose. ## email me i have a question ## you're suppossed to get 100 mg of morphine to every 10 mg of methadone which means you should get 900 mg a day. Same thing happened to my wife. You need300 mg every 8 hours ## Pip is actually very accurate, Methadone is much stronger than Morphine and, if you've been taking 90mgs of the Methadone a day, you will need 337.5mgs of Morphine in a day to be at an equivalent dose. A twice daily dosing would require around ... ...
Updated 6 years ago in Morphine.
Tue, Jul 26 '11, 9:52 AM
e s morphine 60mgs twice daily with three 15mg breakthrough if needed
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Is 60 Mgs ER MORPHINE twice daily with three 15 mg breakthrough stronger than 45mg of METHADONE ## Hi Debbie, There really isn't a simple yes or no answer for this type of question, so please correct me if I'm wrong in interpreting this information from an opioid conversion chart linked below (under 'Appendix 1'). According to this chart, 120mgs of Morphine ER is said to be equivalent to 48mg of Methadone? If this holds true, that would mean 60mgs of Morphine ER is equal to 24mg of Methadone. One other important thing to take into account aside from this, is that there are various types of clinical considerations that may affect the translation or conversion of drug equivalencies to & from Methadone (such as a weaker generic, ... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Morphine.
Tue, Feb 17 '15, 4:16 PM
having too many problems filling my msir 30mg script monthly so need to change...what dose of oxycodone is equal to that?
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For approx the past six months I have had even more problems than usual filling my morphine ir 30 mg. twice there have been drug shortages. I need to change to an equivilant medication like roxicodone,or something similar. What dose of oxycodone is equal to 4 X msir 30mg per day??? I take a toal of 120 a month, in additon to taking a low dose of methadone as well. I dont want to increase the methadone so need to find something to replace the msir 30mg's. ## Morphine is one a half times stronger than Oxycodone, so you'd actually need a lower dose of the Oxycodone. 20mgs of it for each 30mgs of the Morphine. This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. Is the... ...
Updated 1 month ago in MSIR.
Tue, Aug 22 '17, 5:26 PM
oxymorphone HCl tablet
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I've been going through pain management for quite a while and I was on percocets morphine pills methadone treatment and recently dilaudid now I have been prescribed 5mg oxymorphone HCl tablets, Is this stronger than the dilaudid, hydromorphone 4 milligram tablet that I was prescribed before ## Very slightly, but not much stronger. This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. How are they working for you? That is actually the more important question. Are they alleviating your pain? ...
Updated 3 years ago in Opana.
Sun, Aug 31 '14, 5:29 PM
I don't have insurance and need a strong pain medicine
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Hi, I'm currently taking oxycodone 10 mg 4x a day. I need something stronger and something for break through pain. I don't have insurance so I need to do this cost wise since I'm paying out of pocket. I've taken dilaudid 4 mg with morphine 10 mg before and it did nothing for my pain. I've also taken methadone as well. I have bulging and herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, scoliosis, pinched nerves, fibromyalgia, spondylosis, and possibly spinal stenosis. I need another MRI. How can I tell my pm doctor to increase the Mg's of pain medicine without sounding like a drug seeker? Or give me something stronger I can pay for? ## I'm willing to pay the pharmacy $5 extra for each pill they fill for me but rite aid didn't go for that or CVS. Is their anyone... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Oxycodone.
Tue, Sep 22 '15, 12:04 PM
Withdrawals - help from Fentanyl
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I was on liquid Methadone for chronic pain for years and while on waiting list to switch to a new Pain center, I was weaning off methadone rapidly at 2mgs a day from 120 to 38mg. I was also on 20 to 40 mgs a day oxycodone for breakthrough pain. Now, last month, my new doc put me on 25mcg/h patch. Yesterday, he informed me that I am now ONLY getting pain management from him (understandable) and cut me off and did not prescribe any more oxycodone and I was to stop at 38mgs methadone. Bottom line, will a 50mcg/h patch I started today be enough for my pain and withdrawals? I am scared. ## Did you discuss your concerns with him? The Fentanyl is a very strong narcotic, over 80 times stronger than Morphine actually, but while it can handle pain very well, you may still experience some breakthr... ...
Updated 8 months ago in Fentanyl.
Mon, Feb 13 '17, 5:59 PM
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I have been weaning myself off Methadone! I was taking 10mgs 3 times a day. I am now down to less than one tablet a day and will continue until I can say goodby Methadone and I never want to see you again. Now to my real problem. Last week my doctor gave me the Fentanyl 25 MCG/HR Patch MYL. I need something to help with the pain I still have although the Lyrica and Cymbalta have really helped. I did not when she gave the Fentanyl Patch to me that I would have to taper off and that it carried baggage of bad side affects. I have read the messages here and have decided not to use the Fentanyl. Thanks to everyone! ## Sorry, I forgot to tell you that I have Fibromyalgia and IT IS REAL!!!!!!!!! ## That is true, the Fentanyl is a very potent narcotic, over 80 times stronger than Morphine and i... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Fentanyl.
Mon, Nov 02 '15, 10:53 PM
Hydromorph Contin
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## From what I understand this is a brand of Hydromorphone, which is essentially a strong narcotic pain reliever derived from Morphine. Do you have any other questions or information to add? Please post back if you do. HTH ## I have a friend that was addicted to Hydromorphine Contin. He is off it now with some withdrawl still remains. A Doctor suggested he go on Methadone, but he is very leary to do so. Looking for opinions on what to do to make the right decision ## Hydromorphone is an effective pain med, stronger than morphine, but realize the word "morphine" creates an image in most people's minds of a malevolent illegal drug, like heroin. You won't have trouble getting off this med., if you make a sincere effort to modulate down the amount taken slowly. Virtually eve... ...
Updated 6 years ago in Hydromorphone.
Fri, Apr 29 '11, 11:12 PM
morphine er100
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am on 160mg methadone.How much morphine er100 do I snort to feel or how much do I inject to feel? ## I've been shooting up my 100 mg. Of morphine now for about 6 months. The blue, larger then a tylenol, no coating. Just crush it up in a spoon heat it up to a quick boil fold over the melted pill put a cotton in it and dra w it up with a needle and shoot it. Then I always swallow the remaining melted pill. I guess I'm immuned to it. I barely feel anything. I could do 3 to4 at a time and feel a high. There is no feeling swallowing them anymore. Just wondering what would be the next stronger dose of anything to get from my doctor. Needing to know since next week would be the last time I will be able to see him. He will no longer be taking medicade. So I am trying to get a higher dos... ...
Updated 6 years ago in Morphine.
Thu, Oct 06 '11, 8:14 PM
Prescribed methadone and they give me morphine
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Im prescribed methadone 10mg amd after I filled my script I noticed some days im waaaay higher and fud up then other days then I looked at the pills amd noticed that some had imprint of 54 over 262 which are morphine 30 mg and others had 54 over walgreens.f***ed up and I got lucky and scored half of my script 30mg of morphine which is way stronger then my 10mg of methadones hahaha.stupid.gook pharmacy jistbwhat i needed tring to get off heroin so I get prescribed methadone amd the stupid.f***s give me morphine which heroin shows up as on a drug screen ## Rick , methadone will show up on a drug screen too! ## And Methadone is actually a little stronger than Morphine. To equal each 10mgs of Methadone, you'd need 37.5mgs of Morphine to be equivalent. Learn more Metha... ...
Updated 4 years ago in Methadone.
Sat, Oct 27 '12, 2:27 PM

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