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 Post subject: m/s contin at induction
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:03 pm 
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for years taking 60mg oxycodone plus 60mg oxycontin. Just last month Oxycontin eliminated and replaced with 60mg m/s contin (slow release morphine sulphate.)

Sub induction scheduled for one week from now - and I read that morphine should be avoided because of precipitated withdrawal more likely. It looks like I have no choice but to take this m/s contin until the 24 hour quit.

One doctor told me all should be switched to oxycodone for some time previous to sub induction.

Do I need to be worried about this slow release morphine and, if so, what could be done.

It feels like I have little control over dose, medication, or induction date. Need info! thanks, S


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I think the only problem would be that your current med is slow or extended release. It just means one has to take care to make sure they are in the "right" state of withdrawals before inducing on sub to avoid P/W. I doubt it will be as challenging as say going from methadone to suboxone. You can switch to an immediate release full agonist before transitioning to suboxone.

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I switched from pod tea to suboxone which is made up of mainly morphine and for some reason pods have an extremely long half life (48 hours) vs morphine in pill form and I inducted just fine, I waited 2 days taking nothing and everything was fine with the switch. There is nothing special about morphine that would make induction harder I wonder why the doc told you that.


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