just got a question about morphine and codeine

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cliffdimerandy
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hey guys. i take 60mgs of codeine instant release 4 times a day. i went to a conversion chart and put 240mgs for the amount and  wanted to see what it was in morphine and i got 360.00 mg

now i know that codeine converts to morphine in your body, but is 360mgs of morphine in you too much?

even 300 mgs of codeine, that is 450.00 mg of morphine. can anyone explain me the difference? id like some help thanks!

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Check tour converter

I came up with 36 mg of oral morphine with 0 cross tolerance. Looks like a decimal point was missed as morphine is much stronger than codeine.

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ok, so taking a 5mg instant

ah stupid me i was coverting from demerol instead of morphine to codeine

ok, so taking a 5mg instant release of morphine, what would that be in codeine. i understand morphine is stronger than codeine, but doesnt codeine in ur body be exchanged to morphine?  i guess im wonderin if morphine in a pill form of 5mgs is stronger than say a 30mg of pill form of codeine which is what im on but might be switching to the 5s

 

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Conversion

I would suggest that you google opioid conversion table yourself and work it out. My nimber shows that a 5 mg dose of morphine equals 33 mg dose of codeine.
Yes, c is converted to m in the body.

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yes quincy i did that and

yes quincy i did that and thats what it shows me. thank you!

i take 30 mgs 8 times a day of codeine so if i go over to 5mg tablets of morphine say 3 or 4 times a day it wouldnt be much different other than the fact that this is straight morphine right?

 

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That is correct . . . Q

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so 5mgs of codeine 3 or 4

so 5mgs of codeine 3 or 4 times a day wouldnt be much different then my current plan?

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I think . .

That you should be about right there. I've never liked morphine so I'm not a good judge on its efficacy. It just plain doesn't work for me and I've taken it in both tablet and liquid. I like Oxycodone and fentanyl for my pain meds. That's what I've been Rxed for cancer pain for 7 years now. Best wishes, hope all works out fine for you . . . Q

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ahh

sorry quincy, i meant to say 5mgs of morphine instant release 4 or 5 times a day shouldnt be so bad compared to the 240-300- instant release 30 mg codeine tablets i have now.  i just think morphine? dont they give that to dying peoplle like 5mgs instant release morphine, since ive been on codeine for awhile, im used to it right since codeine converts to morphine in your body...  so when i seen morphine 5 mgs 3 or 4 times a day im like woah! am i gonna overdose taking this much?

 

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You should be fine, they aren't as strong in tablet form as they are IV where 5mg is a lot . . . Q

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yeah i bet 5mgs in IV is

yeah i bet 5mgs in IV is strong. so im glad to hear the tablets are not strong