Opioid Potency - Tina and Karla

From: Helen Dynda (olddad66@runestone.net)
Wed Feb 16 14:28:18 2000

Tina and Karla, What you saw, when you typed, is not what you got when you posted the following message to the forum.

I try to remind myself everytime I post a message - to leave a space between consecutive items. If I don't, the consecutive items will not appear the way I planned them to appear.

I decided to accept the responsibility to help Tina's chart to appear as Tina meant it to appear. Tina's chart about Opioid Potency appears below:


At Wed, 16 Feb 2000, Tina Shelby wrote:


No need to apologize, it wasn't very clear was it?Basically, using oxycodone as the standard comparing its strength to morphine and the other opiates. So I'm going to use a different chart - easier to understand (I hope)

Using Morphine as the standard. The following drugs and their dosages' injection are equal to getting the same amount of pain relief as 10 mgs of Morphine injection:

1.5 mg hydromorphone (Dilaudid) = 10 mg morphine

10 mg methadone (Dolophine) = "

15 mg oxycodone (percocet, tylox) = "

2 mg levorphanol (Levo-Dromoran) = "

1 mg oxymorphone (Numorphan) = "

5 mg Heroin = "

75 mg meperdine (demerol) = "

130 mg codeine = "

25 ug/hr Fentanyl = "

Is this clearer? Please let me know!



Opioid Potency ``````` ````````

Oxycodone 1 (standard)

Codeine 0.15

Fentanyl (patch) but potency about 50

Hydrocodone 0.9

Hydromorphone 4.0

Levorphanol 7.5

Meperidine 0.1

Methadone 1.5

Morphine 0.5

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