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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 of analgesics used to relieve intense 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 dev...

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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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does ms contin's generic form Morphine Sul have ?
A friend of mine recently told me that she had been prescribed 30mg of MS Contin but opted for the generic Morphine Sul as it was cheaper and was the same as MS Contin but while researching the above med she found that this med also contained both morphine and oxycodone . This didn't make sense to me because if any combination of meds would or could be found in the name brand or generic wouldn't it be more likely that it would be morphine and oxycontin since the name brand does have the word Contin in it ? Any and all help would be greatly appreciated . ## Your friend's information is incorrect. MS Contin contains solely the narcotic Morphine in a time released formulation, the generics are the same. This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming a...
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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 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 7 days ago.
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Pain Management Doctors in DELAWARE
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 15 days ago.
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ma pain doctors that will prescribe narcotics
my wife (,age 48) underwent an anterior lumbar discectomy 3 months ago.she is not taking the operation well at all. she can barely walk and the 4 mg dilauded tabs are about useless for managing the pain.we live in Westerly ri and cant find a dr that isn't afraid of narcotics. can someone recomend a dr with some balls ## Hello, John! How is your wife? What type of doctor has she been consulting? Physicians really have no choice but to be extremely cautious about prescribing such medications and, due to the new regulations that were put in place last year, if strong narcotics are required on a long-term ongoing basis, then only a specialist can prescribe them. This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizzines...
Updated 18 days ago.
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orange pill abg and 60... is this morphine or oxy
I picked up my script and was given different pills. my script is for oxycontin but i think these are morphine. They are small orange round pills with ABG on one side and 60 on the other... what are they?? any help would be great. ## you are correct-it's morphine 60 mg or aka MS Contin ## Yes, Greg is correct. The same answer was also posted in a related discussion thread. It seems like this is commonly being mistaken as Oxycontin when it is in fact Morphine Sulfate CR 60 mg. Please feel free to post back if there are any other questions or information to add about this. ## AS A RULE OF THUMB ms& oxy after ten mg is oxy goes 10 20 40 80 160 mg ms cotin would be 15 30 60 and 100 mg ## purple or dark blue size of ms cotin 30 mg blank on one side S193 on outher was with my ms 100 m...
Updated 21 days ago.
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Doctors in Pittsburgh,PA who will take over my 8 year history with pain medications
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 1 month ago.
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what is a substitute for ms contin 15 mg
I cant see that morphine 15 mg does anything for me. I was taking 40 mg oxcontin twice a day and something else for breakthrough pain. Since going on medicare supplement insurance I can't get the oxycontin through the company. I was taking dilaudid for the breakthrough pain but living, in Florida, I can't find it at all here. Does Oxcodone do as good as the morphine? I don't know that I can even get that here though. They have cracked down so much on what is dispensed in Florida that any meds is hard to get. Thanks for answering. ## Hello, Jeanne! How are you? I think the problem may be with the dosage of the MS Contin that you're on. Oxycodone is stronger, so for each 40mgs of it that you were taking, you'd need 60mgs of the MS Contin to be equivalent in analgesic e...
Updated 1 month ago.
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need pain doctor in central NJ
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.
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how long does it take for ms contin to leave your systim
I had some old ms contin. I rotated to another Medication. I took a 20mg by accedent. how log will it take to matabolize out ## Hello, Mike! How are you? What other medication are you taking? Unless there is some interaction between it and the Morphine, there really should be nothing to worry about. This medication carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, constipation and drowsiness.
Updated 1 month ago.
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ms contin help
My friend gave me five 5 mg blue ms contin. She has sense found out they count your meds. Is there anything that looks similar ? ## Hi rae, Unfortunately for your friend there are no OTC meds that resemble this description enough to convince a medical professional that it's the real deal; and that's because no two pills share the same marking, physical description, shape, and/or size. I don't like to encourage anyone to lie, as no one should be taking anyone else's prescription like that. But if she can't accept her mistake she might want to say that she accidentally dropped or spilled them down the drain...for lack of a better excuse. None the less, she'll have to come up with some quick savvy talking to explain the missing pills. I just wouldn't recommend a...
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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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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...  11
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