told by someone it was... pt has a patch and taking oxycodone then they gave a shot of morphine..told it was the same as fentynal
5 Mar 2013
Fentanyl and morphine are both opioid medications but they are different drugs. In other words, they are in the same family of drug but they are both different drugs within that family. As kaismama says, morphine is morphine and fentanyl is fentanyl. Fentanyl patch is a long acting drug. It is not unusual to use a short acting drug like oxycodone for breakthrough pain. If a person has chronic pain and is on chronic pain medications then has surgery or breaks a bone, you cant expect their normal chronic pain meds to cover acute pain too. They will usually give the normal chronic pain meds plus a little extra to cover the acute pain too.
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