are they both time release psychoactive drugs?
what does "psychoactive" mean?
what are the different effects on the body from each when taken?
what does "schedule 11" mean?
what does "agonist" mean?
what on the m s contin package mean when it says "morphine sulfate"?
at 67 my peripheral neuropathy of feet and hands is so extremely painful that I must take 640 milligrams of oxycontin daily. but i still suffer from pain. i do not feel as if i am addicted but i must take my pain medication or it is unbearable. is there any other pain medication that is stronger?
What is the difference between ms contin and oxycontin? if given the same dosage which one is?
Dear 1atticus, If you look on drugs.com you will find a medication guide, A through Z, look up the m s contin on there. I do know this much, OxyContin is morphine (as you know) and a very strong pain med (as you know). I took oxy for ten years, then I flushed it (160 mgs at the end), went through the same withdrawals that a heroin addict goes through! When acute withdrawal was over I noticed something quite remarkable... my pain level went DOWN! Way down. I was astonished. I'm not suggesting you get off your oxy, you are on a lot of it, and I know what nerve pain is like... it is excruciating. Ask your doc about neurontin, I have heard good things about it's effects on neuropathy... just an idea. Best wishes to you, Hope you feel better!
MS contin is morphine sulfate, oxycontin is the time-released form of oxycodone. The effects are mostly the same, except oxycodone is about 2.5-3 times the strength of morphine. Schedule II means basically its highest for abuse potential and requires a prescription and ect... maybe you need to up your dose of Oxycontin? If not there are stronger pain meds like fentanyl.
- OxyContin Information for Consumers
- OxyContin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of OxyContin (detailed)
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