The post I was talking about is the first Sticky on the main Opiates
Complete List of Opioid Dosages
However, it doesn't have that nice chart that I thought it had; or maybe it does but it's not on the first page. It does have some of the info, but not in a nice, easy to understand format. So...
GlobalRPh has this nice little cgi converter
- even though it says "total daily dose", I'd slap in the dose one takes at a time. It says 10mg of hydrocodone
converts to 6.67mg of oxycodone
. (which I think is saying oxycodone is 1.5 times stronger than hydrocodone? 1.67 times stronger? Eh, it's pretty close...). I think "GlobalRPH" stands for "Global Reference (for) Physicians", if you care.
Oh! I just found the table I was looking for on wikipedia, if you go to the "Opioid_comparison" page - I can't hyperlink to Wikipedia & the table's really too large to copy here (though I hope to copy the table either to a new thread or into the Opiate
Wiki here on the site). That's probably the best one I've seen - it even has non-narcotic pain relievers in there, for comparison.
Surprisingly, many of the other tables I've found don't list hydrocodone at all, or treat it like codeine
, which doesn't make sense, since it's definitely stronger than codeine by a fairly decent margin! I found a "convert your patient to methadone
" chart that stated if a patient is on codeine or hydrocodone to treat them as "opioid naive"!! How's that for some bullshit - surely it would depend on dose!
Anyway, there you go.