MS Contin

Active Ingredient(s): Morphine
FDA Approved: * May 29, 1987
Category: Pain Relief

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

MS Contin Overview

Morphine, sold under many trade names,[1] is a pain medication of the opiate type. It acts directly on the central nervous system (CNS) to decrease the feeling of pain. It can be used for both acute pain and chronic pain. Morphine is also frequently used for pain from myocardial infarction and during labour. It can be given by mouth, by injection into a muscle, by injecting under the skin, intravenously, into the space around the spinal cord, or rectally.[5] Maximum effect is around 20 min wh...

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ms contin side effects
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Will the side effects of MS Contin, (eg nausea and tiredness ) subside after time. I have been prescribed 10mg x twice a day but find the sickness and tiredness is still an issue and hope it is temporary and will settle down. ## Hello, Hamish! How are you? Yes, technically they should. Side effects are usually transient and go away, once your body gets used to a medication, but that may take 4 to 5 weeks. The FDA warns that this medication carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause other side effects, such as dizziness, headache, dry mouth and constipation. Is there anything else I can help with? ## If they don't ease off, after that time period, then you should consult your prescriber, as you may need to try a different medication.
Updated 16 days ago.
Ms contin er 30 mg
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Can anyone tell me what 30 mg of morphine er would be equivalent to if it were taken with alcohol? I read if you drink with morphine er it could release the entire pill into your system. I didn't know this when I was drinking beer with it. Thanks. ## Hello, Freida! How are you? No, I am not aware of any issues like that. However, drinking alcohol while taking it should generally be avoided, due to the fact that it can potentiate some of the side effects, so you may experience more nausea, drowsiness and dizziness than usual, as reported by the FDA. It is also warned that MS Contin carries the risk of being habit forming. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thanks for the info. Much appreciated.
Updated 30 days ago.
Ms contin er & doxepin
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I've been on ms contin (morphine er 30 mg) 3 x daily. I was also taking doxepin 100 mg for sleep. Ended up with a massive headache & eye pain. Ended up in the e.r. where a nurse said the doxepin cancels out the morphine. Anyone know about this? ## No, I can't find anything on this, either. Similarly to your other question, this is another case where taking them together causes potentiation of the side effects, though. Thus, you could experience more intense nausea, dizziness and drowsiness than usual, as reported by the FDA. The Morphine itself can sometimes cause headaches in some people that take it, so can the Doxepin, so that may also have been potentiated and resulted in the severe headache/eye pain that you experienced, which sounds like it may have been a migraine. It...
Updated 30 days ago.
need pain doctor in central NJ
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Suffering in chronic pain every day of my life. Dx Herniated disk in neck, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, bursitis. Received letter in mail the other day from pain dr saying he no longer will see me or give me my prescriptions and to find another dr. because I didnt want to have epidural injections so he said I wasn't following his tx regimen. I currently take MS Contin 30mg every 12 hrs. and Oxycodone 20mg 4x day for breakthrough pain. I am nervous because he didn't give me much notice. In about 2 weeks, I am due for my prescriptions. Can anyone tell me of a good dr in central NJ where I can get my Rxs. ## where do you live? ## Karen, I found a pain doctor and getting my prescriptions. Thank you. Live in Manville, NJ. ## Can you let me no a dr please in also looking and in that ...
Updated 1 month ago.
Looking for a pain management doctor in Pittsburgh, Pa
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I have had migraine headaches for 25 years and I get them three to five time a week. My doctor had me on MS Contin and he died, now I cannot find a doctor anywhere that will prescribe me any pain meds. Does anyone know of a doctor in Pittsburgh, Pa that will prescribe narcotics? ## I may not have a doctor I can refer you to, but I can provide you with a couple links that may be of service to you in locating pain management doctors within your general area. All you have to do is input your city or zip code for narrowed results: {link removed because site no longer exists} You can give this other page a try too if you come up with different results for some reason or another: Many of the results you find (in one or both of the links above) ...
Updated 1 month ago.
Fake MS Contin
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I am currently prescribed MS Contin for pain and while effective I sometimes feel like some of the pills are fake. I get no relief and feel withdrawal symptoms even. I have looked at them under a magnifer but they all look the same. Is it possible that someone at my pharmacy is switching some of my pills for pacebos? If so, how do I deal with it? ## I am experiencing the same problem. Generic MS Contin ER, 60mg tablets. I have been taking these for 11 years, but for the past week and a half my pain level became extremely high. Couldn't sleep, couldn't keep still. Unbelievable pain. I decided to stop taking them and started taking some 30mg pills I had. Pain is starting to subside after 2 days. How can I have the 60mg pills examined to see if they are counterfeit? BTW, these were...
Updated 2 months ago.
60mg of MS Contin
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I'm 120lbs, can I take 60mg of MS Contin ## Hello, Kaye! How are you? Has your doctor prescribed it for you? It can vary from person to person depending on your tolerance to opiates. This dose may be too much for some people, but not for others, if they are used to taking it. The FDA classifies this medication as a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. ## Kaye, if you're uncomfortable with taking that much, ask your dr to give you a lower dose for a few weeks and see how it does. If you haven't taken MS Contin or Morphine before, it may make you sleepy or put you to sleep, so take it when you don't have to be alert or awake for a while.
Updated 2 months ago.
I'm taking 45mg ms contin twice a day
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The doctor is 45mg ms contin twice a day. What is the equal dosage in oxycodone ## Hello, Veteran! How are you? You'd need only 30mgs of Oxycodone for each 45mgs of Morphine that you take. The time released formulation of Oxycodone is called Oxycontin. The FDA classifies this medication as a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 2 months ago.
Out of pain med Dr out of town
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I stretch my 30 mg ms contin to last 2 months now I'm out.(due to finances) My doctor closed the office for 7 days for vacation now I don't know what to do.
Updated 3 months ago.
MSContin conversion to Opana
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Does anyone know the conversion dose when switching from MSContin 15mg to Opana. The MS no longer works to take the edge off the pain. I have had chronic pain after herniated cervical, lumbar disks, 4 surgeries, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and daytime sleepiness, and osteo-arthritis. I also took 10mg. of morphine IR for breakthrough pain.Now I will take Opana IR. ## Your doctor or pharmacist should handle the conversion of the dosing for you. Has your doctor prescribed it already or made any recommendations? ## You said you have fybromialgia may I ask how long you have had that, I take MS Contin, nerontin, and a few others, but I have never heard of opana. does it work, I have FM and have had it for 3 years. ## I was on Opana before MS Contin and is was not as effective, very hard to ...
Updated 3 months ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Capsule: 15mg, 30mg
  • Capsule, Extended Release: 100mg, 10mg, 120mg, 130mg, 150mg, 200mg, 20mg, 30mg, 40mg, 45mg, 50mg, 60mg, 70mg, 75mg, 80mg, 90mg
  • Injectable, Liposomal: 10mg/ml, 15mg/1.5ml, 20mg/2ml
  • Injection: 0.2mg/ml, 0.5mg/ml, 10mg, 10mg/ml, 15mg/ml, 1mg/ml, 1mg/ml + 5%, 25mg/ml, 2mg/ml, 4mg/ml, 50mg, 50mg/ml, 5mg/ml, 8mg/ml
  • Injection, Liposomal: 10mg/ml, 10mg/ml (10mg/ml), 15mg/1.5ml (10mg/ml), 15mg/1.5ml(10mg/ml), 20mg/2ml (10mg/ml), 20mg/2ml(10mg/ml)
  • Liquid: 10mg/5ml, 20mg/ml
  • Powder: 100%
  • Solution: 10mg/5ml, 20mg/5ml, 20mg/ml
  • Suppository: 10mg, 20mg, 30mg, 5mg
  • Tablet: 10mg, 15mg, 30mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 100mg, 15mg, 200mg, 30mg, 60mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for MS Contin: (10 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 16590-884 Ms Contin 60 mg Extended Release Tablet by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 35356-335 Ms Contin 15 mg Extended Release Tablet by Lake Erie Medical Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 55154-4706 Ms Contin 30 mg Extended Release Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 55154-4707 Ms Contin 60 mg Extended Release Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 55154-4708 Ms Contin 100 mg Extended Release Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 59011-260 Ms Contin 15 mg Extended Release Tablet by Purdue Pharma Lp
  • 59011-261 Ms Contin 30 mg Extended Release Tablet by Purdue Pharma Lp
  • 59011-262 Ms Contin 60 mg Extended Release Tablet by Purdue Pharma Lp
  • 59011-263 Ms Contin 100 mg Extended Release Tablet by Purdue Pharma Lp
  • 59011-264 Ms Contin 200 mg Extended Release Tablet by Purdue Pharma Lp

Other drugs which contain Morphine or a similar ingredient: (21 results)

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MSContin conversion to Opana Does anyone know the conversion dose when switching from MSContin 15mg to Opana. The MS no longer works to take the edge... 13 replies
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mscontin60mg 60mgorangecolortablet ## I have been taking OxyContin for the last 16 years. I started taking it in 1994. for the 6 year... 2 replies
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MS Contin and breakthrough pain I am taking 15mg MS Contin 4 times a day and I still have several periods of severe pain that come out of nowhere. They ... 6 replies
MS Contin My Doctor just switched my Lortab to MS Contin 60 mg, 12 hr. time release. I had been taking Lortab for 13 yrs and it wa... 5 replies
MS Contin/Oxycontin vs. Butrans Transdermals Hi, first of all, thank you in advance for all your assistance! I have been in 2 different car wrecks, as well as a 2 ti... 4 replies
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MS CONTIN.. So I have these morphine sulfate er 15mg.. I know they're generic for ms contin.. but what I was wondering, if it wo... 4 replies