Morphine and Diamorphine

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Steve100

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Is there a difference between these drugs? I've googled them and some sites say diamorphine is 'heroin' and twice as strong as morphine, while others seem to make no distinction, and thats its merely the 'injectable' form.

We had some supplied in case of 'emergancy' so I'm guessing its the former.

Anyone know?

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Steve
 

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This is the description of Diamorphine in one of my web searches - Diamorphine hydrochloride is an opiate drug with extremely powerful pain-killing properties. It a chemical derivative of morphine, with increased solubility and more complete and rapid penetration into the brain than morphine. It also causes less nausea and low blood pressure than morphine.
Both drugs would decrease respiratory rate, something to use very carefully under a physicians direction!
Andrea, wife of Pals Jim
 

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Thanks for the info Andrea :)

Hope all is as well as can be with you and Jim.

Best Wishes

Steve
 
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