Originally Posted by rei
morphine sulfate works too. oxycodone or oxycontin often doesn't have the same staying power.
p.s. Vercet is given through an IV, not taken like a pill. so i don't know if they would give it to you, it depends on a lot of different factors i guess. but since you're turning this into a bit of research i wanted to clear that up. at least in the states, they only give it in a sterile environment like a hospital or the surgical procedure area of a clinic.
hmmm, well, problem with oral morphine (morphine sulfate)is the bioavailability - it's taken orally and only ~55% is absorbed that way. But docs don't give extra to compensate. It's the lamest thing? I had those once, and in order to ...
Oxycodone taken orally is like ~85% absorbed by stomach.
Oxycontin is a 12 hr time release pill so that doesn't seem like it has staying power problems.
"contin" means CONTinuous release of oxycodone.