are completely different and unique from both each other and any other pain medication. Though they are both derivatives of Morphine
, it is a completely different drug
that will often work perfect for a patient where Morphine
didn't work at all. So the "Morphone
" part of the names means they are molecularly
similar to morphine
.Both these medications are extremely powerful (around 6-10 times more potent than Morphine
on a Milligram per Milligram bases) and are used most often in post-operation patients. Chronic Pain sufferers will sometimes be put on one of these medications in the form of a time-release pill, but generally only if all other options have been exhausted!