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Fentanyl Strength compared to oral Morphine

My mother has been diagnosed with cancer and has been on treatment for almost a year. The doctors put her on Oral Morphine, 120mg Avinza once a day and 30mg MS contin for breakthrough pain. She has recently been given Fentanyl lollipops, 1200mcg. These seem to make her more sick than help. I am wondering what is 1200mcg Fentanyl equivalent to in terms of morphine?
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You can google morphine conversion. Im not sure of the answere.
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I cant find any good or reliable conversions online, many are different and contradict others.
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Fentanyl is much stronger than Morphine.........they made my dad sick too it was to strong for him........
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First synthesized in Belgium in the late 1950s, fentanyl, with an analgesic potency of about 80 times that of morphine, was introduced into medical practice in the 1960s as an intravenous anesthetic under the trade name of Sublimaze®.

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Here's a site for conversion:

http://www.medcalc.com/narcotics.html
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Call the doctor
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I'll be honest I used to love the Fentanyl lollipops I used to steal them from my dad when he was dying of Cancer.........
They are very powerful and fast acting.........if people are not used to opiates or have a high tollerance for opiates this med is defenatley way to strong........
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