Seem to have heard a little too much about this drug in the last few days but here goes....
Pain consultant was talking about putting david on MST as Fentanyl wasn't working quite as effectively. Guess almost 10 years is a long time.
Looking at the strength of the patches he decided the amount of MST would be enormous to get any similar pain relief.
So....he said he will put him on Oxycontin at a slightly lower dose than would have the same effect and he might get withdrawal effects for a few days. Hmmmm.
Normally David would have asked consultant for more details but having just had his epidural he was a wee bit droopy. And i didn't go.
Is it a tablet, capsule, liquid?
(Did you know in France all meds are given as a suppository? Very poor drug companies in France) Sorry.
Is it an opiate based drug? Fentanyl is man made and doen't have the same properties as morphine.
In fact anyone who takes Oxycontin would like to hear your experiences please.