Exalgo contains hydromorphone, a semi-synthetic drug derived from morphine, which is significantly stronger than morphine, has fewer side effects and less risk of dependence. Because it lacks some of the toxic metabolities of some other opioid drugs it has less risk of nausea. Its potency reflects its high solubility and ability to easily pass through the blood:brain barrier.
Hydromorphone is derived from a different alkaloid of the opium plant than oxycontin. Whichever drug you chose I wish you good luck!
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