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 is a pain medication of the opiate type which is found naturally in a number of plants and animals.[5][7] It acts directly on the central nervous system (CNS) to decrease the feeling of pain. It can be taken for both acute pain and chronic pain. Morphine is 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] Maximu...

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Pain meds and the government
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Has anyone with severe chronic pain been told by their pain management doctor's that they and everyone else has to come below 90 mg of ms contin a day because of the DEA? Well, my doctor is. In the past 4 month's, he's taken me down from a comfortable level to now in half until he gets me to 30 mg x3 a day. I've read a lot of these post's, yet I've not read anywhere about the government getting involved. Are we the only one's? Also, I've been to the best of the best doctor's, and they've all said there's nothing they can do for me. My spine is shot. A pain pump was recommended, but the risks outweighed the benefits, according to Stanford Pain Management. So, what am I supposed to to with this? Any help would be a great kindness. ## Hello, Tara...
Updated 14 hours ago.
MS Contin prescription withdrawal
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Im a 58 yr old woman. I'm bipolar, reclusive and my husband is an over the road trucker. 4 years ago i was put on Percocet 10/325. The dr missed a broken shoulder bone so i switched Drs who added MS Contin. I had rotator cuff surgery but within 3 months I went to bed at Thanksgiving and woke up at the hospital on Xmas. I had severe pneumonia - they induced the coma as my oxygen was mid 60s, and after 3 chest tubes failed, they had to go in and physically debride my lung. So besides shoulder to wrist pain I have phantom nerve pain over that scar. My dr told me the nerves cant connect. I don't take street drugs, nor seek drugs, but my vision is bad and my husband left a tablet in a dish by my chair which i thought was a Percocet and took it. Well, it wasn't. I knew i was going...
Updated 2 days ago.
new drug prescribing laws
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I have been seeing the same pain management doctor in Ohio for over 12 years for degenerative disc disease with radiculopathy and sciatica. She put me on 60mg MS Contin ER q 12 and 5-10 mg Oxycodone prn for break through pain. Now she tells me that I have to wean down to 60 mg Morphine Equivalent per day because of the new federal laws. I was able to enjoy an active lifestyle and now at 60 mg bid I am miserable and unable to do or enjoy anything. She is forcing me to go to a neuropathology doc for more injections, ablations and physical therapy which I have been through many times before without success. I worked in surgery for 36 years and refuse to go that route because most of the patients had multiple surgeries, each one making them worse. Is she being honest about these laws or jus...
Updated 4 days ago.
Doctors in Pittsburgh,PA who will take over my 8 year history with pain medications
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I have chronic lower bak pan and have for 20 years. MRI's show buldging discs,stenosis&Degenerative Disc Disease. Been on the same pain meds for 8 years now-MS Contin 30mg 2Xday and Vicodin 7.5/750mg 2-3 X day. Now, Primary Doctor suddeny is recommending weening me off ad has started the process aainst my will. My pain continues. Ive not been "cured". The meds make it so that I can liveon ad move. There has been no options suggested to me except getting my pain back. Im afraid and need help finding a Doctor who iswilling to writethe scripts. I have not asked for any increase in my meds for 6 years now and am not looking to do this now either.I tow the line and play no games. I just need help please.Thak you sincerely. ## Hello, Darren! How are you doing? Sorry about the ...
Updated 10 days ago.
MS Contin Manufacturer
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Does Purdue Pharma still manufacture MS Contin? If not, has the patent been sold to another producer? ## The name brand MS Contin is still owned and manufactured by Purdue Pharma, according to FDA listings, but there are generics, and other formulations available. They also warn that this medication carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as dizziness, headache, drowsiness, dry mouth, and constipation. Do you have any other questions?
Updated 23 days ago.
does the manufacturer make a difference in ms cotin
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I picked up my MS Cotin ER 30 mg from my regular pharmacy and it's from a different manufacturer than the previous months that I've picked up. Could this make a difference in the strength or the way it makes me feel? I feel like it's stronger and it seems to make me more tired. ## Yes, under the Hatch-Waxman Act of 1984, the FDA does allow generics to differ from the name brand by as much as plus or minus 20% of the active ingredient.... and generics do not have to measure against each other, only against the name brand, so it is possible that the new one you've received may be stronger than the prior one you were taking. What other symptoms have you been experiencing? The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, constipation,...
Updated 26 days ago.
morphine 15mg tab.
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I just started taking morphine 15mg tablets 2 times a day, is tylenol PM and Darvocet alright to take with them ? I heard something about aspirin while taking morphine in't good? Please help! ## aspirin + morphine is no problem. Darvocet is an opioid narcotic, like morphine, albeit a much weaker one. Mixing darvocet and morphine could be dangeous due to an increase in narcotic activity, likely beyond what your doctor has in mind. ## Im 120 pound girl and took 2 of 15mg morphine slow release pills. Will I overdose? ## Steve covered the first part, so thanks go out to him! As to the post by stupidgirl, if she's still seeking information or if anyone else is… I certainly hope all turned out well for her! This type of thing really depends on your body, your overall...
Updated 1 month ago.
Pain Management Doctors in DELAWARE
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I just moved to delaware and am looking for a dr.that will continue my pain meds! I have done unhections n pt n found tht meds work beat for me. For people in TRUE NEED of pain meds it is very difficult to find help! And they wonder why people have to find them on the street?! I would never go that route bit i can understand ## HI Kimberly, Unfortunately, no one can really know ahead of time what a doctor is or is not willing to prescribe, as that is based on the doctor's discretion and not on someone else's previous appointment (especially since many doctor's are now worried about losing their licensing for prescribing too many narcotics). Some advice I can give you is to not specifically ask for any 'specific medication' when you see a new doctor. Just make sure to...
Updated 1 month ago.
how long does xtampza take to work
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I was taking ms contin 30 mg for chronic back pain that has not gotten better since I broke my back. The ms contin has not ever worked good for me so my pain Dr switched me to xtampza er 13.5 mg but it does not seem to be working at all. I was wondering how long after taking it is it supposed to start working and is it like the ms contin in that after taking it for a few days will be stronger? ## It should start to help within 15 to 20 minutes of taking it, but it is a time released medication, so you will not feel the full effects all at once. Just like the MS Contin, it is slowly released over time. The FDA warns that it carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, constipation, and dry mouth. How are you doing, now? Has ther...
Updated 1 month ago.
Is Ayrmo as strong as MS Contin Brand?
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My Pain Management Doctor is thinking about switching me from MS Conlin Brand to Ayrmo which is a new tamper proof morphine. I just want to see if anyone has tried it and is it the same potency as the brand morphine? I have already had to go from 6 MSContin to 4 MScontin a day thanks to the new federal rules. Any feedback would help. I do not HAVE toy do it, but I have had a strange rash /swelling thing happen to me fop the past 2 months, that may or may not be from the red dye in the MS contain. ## An equivalent dosage should work the same. The NIH does warn that this medication carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, constipation, and dry mouth. Can you post back with a better description of the rash and swelling? ## I h...
Updated 1 month 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: (15 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
  • 42858-515 Ms Contin 15 mg Oral Tablet by Rhodes Pharmaceuticals L.p.
  • 42858-631 Ms Contin 30 mg Oral Tablet by Rhodes Pharmaceuticals L.p.
  • 42858-760 Ms Contin 60 mg Oral Tablet by Rhodes Pharmaceuticals L.p.
  • 42858-799 Ms Contin 100 mg Oral Tablet by Rhodes Pharmaceuticals L.p.
  • 42858-900 Ms Contin 200 mg Oral Tablet by Rhodes Pharmaceuticals L.p.
  • 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

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