Table 4

Dose levels at end of SR phase

OROS® hydromorphone (N = 77)

CR morphine (N = 86)


Dose level

Dose (mg) every 24 hours

Number of subjects (%)

Dose (mg) every 12 hours

Number of subjects (%)


1

16

22 (28.6)

30

25 (29.1)


2

24

14 (18.2)

60

23 (26.7)


3

32

18 (23.4)

90

15 (17.4)


4

48

10 (13.0)

120

13 (15.1)


5

72

5 (6.5)

175

8 (9.3)


6

96

8 (10.4)

260

2 (2.3)


Abbreviations: CR, controlled-release; SR, sustained-release

Hanna et al. BMC Palliative Care 2008 7:17   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-7-17

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