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Is Hydromorphone stronger than Oxycodone?

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Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

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Posted on Tue, 27 Nov 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: What does 7.5 oxycodon compared to 2 mg of hydromorphone? Which is stronger?
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Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
7.5 mg of oxycodone

Detailed Answer:

Hi, I have gone through your question.


and I understand your concerns but hydromorphone is a more potent analgesic than oxycodone.. 1mg of hydromorphone is equivalent to 2.67 mg of oxycodone.. This means that a 2mg dose of hydromorphone is equivalent to 5.34 mg of oxycodone.. This means that a 7.5 mg of oxycodone will provide a more powerful effect than a 2 mg of hydromorphone.. I hope I answered your question. if you don't have any other clarifications then please close the discussion..

Hope this answers your query.

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Dr. Salah Saad Shoman, Internal Medicine Specialist
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