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MS Contin

Active Ingredient(s): Morphine
FDA Approved: May 29, 1987
Pharm Company: PURDUE FREDERICK
Category: Pain Relief



MS Contin Overview

Morphine (INN) (/mrfin/) (sold under nearly a hundred trade names) is an opioid analgesic drug, and the main psychoactive chemical in opium. In clinical medicine, morphine is regarded as the gold standard in management of severe pain. Like other opioids, such as oxycodone, hydromorphone, and diacetylmorphine (heroin), morphine acts directly on the central nervous system (CNS) to relieve pain. Morphine has a high potential for addiction; tolerance and psychological dependence develop rapidly, ...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morphine

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abg 200
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How much 200 mg ms contin equals 120mg oxycodone? Also if 90mg oxycodone is taken in the morning then 2 more 30mg pills thru the day how would that be equated with 200mg ms contin for ALL DAY RELIEF? ## Oxycodone is one a half times stronger than Morphine, so for each 120mgs of it that you were taking, you'd need 180mgs of Morphine to be equivalent. So, you'd need 135mgs of Morphine to equal the 90mgs of Oxycodone and 45mgs of Morphine to equal each of the 30mgs Oxycodone tablets, for a total of 225mgs of Morphine to be equivalent. The FDA classifies these medications as being narcotic analgesics, so they carry the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and constipation. Is there anything else I can help with?
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I was discharged from pain management cuz my exwife wrote the doc n said I was selling my pills my urines were positive for opiates he still discharge
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I need to find find a docor but noone will treat me I was doing fine on mscontin 40 mg three times a day and ms contin 15 mg a day for breakthrough pain I've never sold my meds I need them I can barely stand up straight my wife has to get me out of bed put me to bed I've lost 4 jobs in 9 years.. please what can I do? ## Hi ed, Sorry to hear about what happened between you and your ex wife. I'm no relationship expert here, but if I could suggest anything at all, the first thing I would personally do in such a situation is completely cut any ties with your ex, since that's where the problem seems to be stemming from. If they decided to keep her letter on file under your name, then it may be a good idea to really try and work with other doctors to regain some level of trust...
Updated 5 days ago.
 
pain relief ms contin morphine methadone
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I really need some advice here. I am a cancer patient with a rare tumor. I have taken OxyContin 60MG and OxyCodone 5MG for breakthrough for over 10 years. My DR and I agree it is time to try other medications as I need more pain relief. I do not yet know how many MG he will prescribe for any of these medications. I realize that it would be easier to help answer my questions but any input in general I appreciate. He has given me 3 different meds to choose from: Ms Contin , Morphine & Methadone. Hoping to get others opinions on these. Whether it's regarding pain relief, side effects, etc. Whether it's just about the medication or about in comparison to my current pain meds. I think he will keep me on the 5mg Oxycodone for breakthroughs ( although not positive. ) ANY and ALL th...
Updated 8 days ago.
 
Pain relief for stage IV lung cancer spread to spine, chest wall and adrenal gland
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My oncologist thinks I take too much pain meds, 130 mg MS Contin , dilaudid 4mg, and Percocet for break through pain every 4 hours. The MS Contin is 2 times daily. After I take the MS Contin I start getting breakthrough pain about 1 1/2 hours. He said there is no way I can take that and be awake. Had to sign contract no one else can prescribe me pain meds. And I have to be subjected to drug panels to make sure I'm taking them! Hell yes I Am taking them. I just want some reliefs so my QoL will be better and I can live before I die. ## Hello, Mack64! How are you doing? I am so sorry that you're suffering and about the hassles your doctor is giving you. That is very unusual, they are supposed to liberal prescribing to cancer patients, with intractable pain, and you should be dosed ...
Updated 17 days ago.
 
different size of ms contyn same strength, why
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Why are different sizes of pill ms contyn , same milligrams ## Hello, Walt! How are you? Without knowing the imprint on them, I can't tell you any specifics about them. However, if they are valid prescriptions from your pharmacy, so you know that no mistake has occurred, then it is likely just due to different manufacturers using different fillers, which can change the size of the pills. There is a list of FDA approved inactive ingredients that they can choose from, they aren't required to use the same as any other manufacturer, as long as their pills are proven to work, such as being time released like they are supposed to be. This medication is listed as being a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizzines...
Updated 21 days ago.
 
i have been switched from 50mmg fentyal to 30mg ms cotin and seems worse with pain since switch meds seem work for a few days then comes back
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I have had 3 back surgeries including a spinal stimulator along with 4 hip scopes. I have yet to find a med that helps. I was on fentyal 50mmg then was switched to 30mg MS Contin. I think fentyal was better but I am only the patient. I was on 7.5 percocet for almost 3 years and feel I built up tolerance. My wife says I have a high tolerance for medications with low tolerance of pain. Stimulator doesn't help anymore as it doesn't control region of pain. I see doctor on tuesday and don't know what to do. I feel may be treated as med seeker. I have lived with chronic pain for over 4 years and want some relief. ## My doctors have switched me back to 25mmg fentyal and 25 mg morphine 2x a day and I had my stimulator reprogramed. I have some relief but it still affects my activity ...
Updated 22 days ago.
 
Mylan Ms Contin
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My pharmacy was out of my regular brand ms contin, I had to wait a few days (they suddenly didn't have the medication I got there for over 10 years. seems strange to me. A day or two after I started taking these, my leg pain came back, I have burning pain all the time, with my regular brand ( I think they are by Purdue) small darker blue pills, I never had pain even if I overworked my leg. These new ones are larger and made by mylan, they seem to work ok in the morning, but the pain gets worse when I usually do things in the afternoon. The others stay with me all day, I start to get pain late in the evening a few hours before my next pill is due. I have learned to live with the others,got things I needed to be done, with these I can see me becoming a couch potato. Has anyone experie...
Updated 25 days ago.
 
insurance-Humana prescription through disability
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Does anyone have Humana prescription insurance through disability? My Humana will only pay for 2 long acting pain meds which are MS Contin and fentanyl patches...I've tried the patches and I have a severe allergic reaction to them as they cause itching and burning to my skin and the Morphine ER doesn't seem to work at all. They cover the short acting pain meds no problem it's just the long acting. Even a prior authorization from the doctor won't get any others covered? ## What dosage of the MS Contin are you taking? You may need to speak to your doctor about raising it. The FDA lists Morphine as being 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. Alternative...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
finding non generic ms contin 30 mg
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how can i find the ms contin that is not generic? it does not work for me and the last few months i have had trouble finding it. ## Hello, Donna! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. If your doctor has written the prescription for you as 'brand medically necessary' or whatever the equivalent is in your state, your pharmacy should be able to order it in for you. The FDA lists this medication as being 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. Have you tried asking your pharmacist?
Updated 1 month ago.
 
what happens when ms contin gels your vein after injection
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My friend has been in excruciating pain after taking ms contin 15 mg via injection. What needs or should be done to help him through this situation? ## Hello, Momma! How is he doing? He needs to seek medical attention immediately. That means he's created a blockage, which acts very similar to a clot and that creates the risk of it possibly coming loose and traveling to other areas of his body, such as the heart, lungs or brain. Another risk is it cutting off blood flow and him developing necrotic tissue. The FDA lists this medication as being 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? ## First off thank you for your concern. Fi...
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Morphine
  • 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.

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