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Morphine Injection Shortage

Morphine Injection Shortage 10.18.2017

There is a nationwide shortage of morphine injection that expected to last until early to mid-November. The Pharmacy Department is running very low on supply and expects that the drug will become unavailable.  Please consider ordering an alternate injection product for pain management.  An opioid dose conversion chart is included below for your convenience.

A

Analgesic

B

Oral

C

Parenteral

D

Oral: Parenteral Ratio

E

Oral Morphine: Analgesic Ratio

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Analgesic Duration

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Half Life

Morphine30 mg10 mg3 : 11 : 14 – 6 hrs3 hrs
Oxycodone20 mg1.5 : 13 – 5 hrs4 – 5 hrs
Hydromorphone7.5 mg2 mg 4: 14: 13 – 4 hrs2 – 3 hrs
Fentanyl100 mcgSee Table B on page 21 hr3 – 12 hrs
Methadone20 mg10 mg2 : 1See Table C on page 24 – 12 hrs15 – 50 hrs
Codeine200 mg130 mg1.5 : 11 : 74 – 6 hrs3 hrs
Hydrocodone30 mg1 : 13 – 6 hrs3 – 4 hrs
Meperidine300 mg75 mg4 : 11 : 102 – 4 hrs2 – 3 hrs
Nalbuphine10 mg1 : 13 – 6 hrs5 hrs