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Table 3 Recommended dose conversion to fentanyl from other selected opioids [15,28]

From: Transdermal opioids for cancer pain

Transdermal Fentanyl (ncg/hr) Morphine (mg/day) IM PO Oxycodone (mg/day) IM PO Hydromorphone (mg/day) IM PO
25 20 60 NA 40 3 15
50 40 120 NA 80 6 30
75 60 180 NA 120 9 45
100 80 240 NA 160 12 60
  1. IM = intramuscular; NA = not applicable; PO = oral