Compare and contrast the pharmacology of intravenous fentanyl and morphine

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College Answer

Good candidates produced a well-structured answer and highlighted the differences between
the two drugs. It was important to include the dose, potency, time course of effect of both
agents, and differences in pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic effects. Candidates should
have specific knowledge of these important drugs. Many candidates failed to focus the question
on intravenous fentanyl and intravenous morphine as asked. No marks were given for
information about other routes of administration.