How much oxycodone is equivalent to HYDROcodone?
Table 1. Opioid Equi-analgesic Doses
|Opioid Agonist||Parenteral Dose, IV, SC, IM||Oral Dose|
|HYDROmorphone (Dilaudid)||1.5 mg||7.5 mg|
|OXYcodone (Oxecta)||–||15-20 mg|
|OXYcodone, long-acting (OxyContin)||–||20 mg|
|HYDROcodone (Vicodin, Lortab)||–||30-45 mg|
Is OxyContin the same as oxycodone?
The differences are simply that oxycodone is an opioid substance that is the main ingredient in a number of pain medications (including OxyContin) and that OxyContin is the time-release version of oxycodone.
What is the conversion ratio for oxycodone to OxyContin?
There are no established conversion ratios for conversion from other opioids to OXYCONTIN defined by clinical trials. Initiate dosing using OXYCONTIN 10 mg orally every 12 hours. It is safer to underestimate a patient’s 24-hour oral oxycodone requirements and provide rescue medication (e.g.,…
How many Mmes are in a dose of oxycodone?
Opioid Conversion Factor (convert to MMEs) Duration (hours) Dose Equivalent Morphine Sulfate (30mg) Codeine 0.15 4-6 200 mg Fentanyl (MCG/hr) 2.4 12.5 mcg/hr** Hydrocodone 1 3-6 30 mg Hydromorphone 4 4-5 7.5 mg Morphine 1 3-6 30 mg Oxycodone 1.5 4-6 20 mg Oxymorphone 3 3-6 10 mg Methadone†
What is the starting dosage for OxyContin 10 mg?
The starting dosage for patients who are not opioid tolerant is OXYCONTIN 10 mg orally every 12 hours. Use of higher starting doses in patients who are not opioid tolerant may cause fatal respiratory depression [see Warnings and Precautions (5.3)].
Is it safe to convert OxyContin to a different strength?
If the calculated OXYCONTIN total daily dosage is less than 20 mg, there is no safe strength for conversion and do not initiate OXYCONTIN.