Medical Marijuana: the Best and Safest Pain Killer – Salem

January 17th, 2012 by admin Leave a reply »

 

Jan-17-2012 15:52

Dr. Phil Leveque Salem-News.com

I had 5,000 or so patients with 70% complaining of severe pain, who found relief with Mairjuana; most were able to stop the narcotics.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) – I presume that a few people will disagree with my thesis. I will admit to a few exceptions and I will address them later.

For my own review, I pulled up the standard doses of the opiates, (from opium) and the opioids, not from opium but totally synthetic. I’m going to dismiss Codeine, an opiate which is lightly used any more in doses from 15 to 120mg but which is severely constipating and has many other intolerable side effects.

I will base my discussion on Morphine which is the standard pain killer with a usual dose of 10mg sometimes lower. The big “daddies” are Hydrocodone dose of about 20mg but soon to be long acting at about 40mg per dose; Oxycodone dose is about 15mg but has a long acting dose from around 40mg; Heroin dose is around 4.0mg but Heroin addicts frequently take 10 times more; Hydromorphone is not common with a dose of about 2.0mg.

All of these cause severe constipation and addiction and many other adverse side effects but some are much worse than others.

The Opioids, those not from Opium but totally synthetic are Meperidine or Demerol with a

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