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How will alternating similar pain medication be effective for the side effect of tolerance risk ?

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Factfinder411 4 Oct 2013

If it's a XR one with an ir of the same kind usually works well.

DzooBaby 4 Oct 2013

Just because you are tolerant to one medication doesnt mean you are tolerant to another. For example, a person may be quite tolerant to say, oxycodone and perhaps on a high dose. Her Dr may try her on morphine which she may not have as much tolerance to and be able to get the same pain control on a smaller equivalent dose. It worked for me. I switched from Oxycontin to MSContin and I am able to take a lower dose equivalent of the morphine.

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