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MS Contin prescription withdrawal 72 REPLIES
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PF M 30 purple pill

Purplish pill M over 30 on one side & PF on the other? ## This is MS Contin 30mg from Rhodes (NDC 42858-631) Inactive Ingredients: - Cetostearyl Alcohol - Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (140 Mpa.s At 5%) - Hypromellose, Unspecified - Magnesium Stearate - Polyethylene Glycol, Unspecified - Talc - Titanium Dioxide - D&C Red No. 7 - FD&C Blue No. 1 - Lactose, Unspecified Form - Polysorbate 80 Ref: DailyMed

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Rhodes Ms Contin 100mg

So I've been taking these for 3 months now and they are not working well AT ALL!!! They're made by Rhodes pharmaceuticals. They are small light blue round pills with a 100 on them. Does anyone else have this problem or can anyone tell me what brand worked for them? I know EVERYONE reacts differently to meds but at this point I'm willing to try any other brand. Next month I'm going to ask my pharmacist to order me a different manufacturer. And by the way, MS CONTIN has SKYROCKETED up in price. I just paid $280.00 for 30 x 100mg pills (one a day) WTF!!! They used to be the cheapest med out there. I've read around and a few other people are saying the same thing so I hope it's not just me. ## Re: price, it looks like you're getting the actual brand filled. $280 ...

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ms contin ER 100mg

11/1/2013 TROUBLE GETTING MS CONTIN 100MG ER FILLED? I have been to no less than 15 pharmacies and can not get this filled. I have 3 disc herniations and pain is round the clock. It's sad when the pharmacies tell you that it is "on back order" or "cant help you" etc. and they can see the Rx is valid from a respected Dr. I finally found a "specialty pharmacy" that handles meds that need compounding that filled 2/3 of my total Rx. I was told by an owner that the pricing of MS Contin has tripled in the last few months and there is no profit margin which the regular pharmacists are probably unaware of. I may be wrong but it almost seems like "price fixing" by the Pharmaceutical companies. Nine months (Jan to July) of regular prices and then triples? The p...

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Mylan Ms Contin

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...

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Best generic MS Contin brands

Can anyone recommend a good brand for 100mg MS Contin? The last one I had was gray small and circular. But it did not seem to work very well at all. Does anyone here take these and maybe recommend the top 3 good companies that produce them? I KNOW EVERYONE Is different that's why I'm asking for 3 different brands. Please and THANK you. ## When I took it, I was taking the product manufactured by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, it worked very well for me, but that was years ago, and their products seems to be hit, or miss, for some people. The FDA warns that Morphine carries the risk of being habit forming, and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, constipation, and dry mouth. Is anyone else aware of any good companies that manufacture it?

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I was discharged from pain management cuz my exwife wrote the doc n said I was selling my pills. My UA was positive for opiates but he still discharge

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...

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What If Ms Contin Got Wet

I take 30 mg MS Contin for cronic pain. Went to take it very early in the morning. Was several hours earlier than usual because i had woken around 4:30am in alot of pain! I was very sleepy and had the perscription bottle sitting next to sink as i started to fill my glass with water. i had one pill in hand and a glass in the other with the water running. As i leaned forward to fill my glass, i knocked my pill bottle over into the sink! At least 8 were really wet, a couple more were a lil wet. I know not to crush, cut, or chew them cause of the warnings on the bottle... but are they unsafe if they had gotten a lil wet? The 8 pills were too wet, but what of the others? I set them aside for now but dont know if i should even keep them or if they will make me sick if i take them. I will cont...

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Expired Kadian/MS Contin

As a patient with decades of spinal OA, I have a drawer of old narcotics that didn't seem to work well at the time: less effectice, too strong... In fact what I have discovered, in an attempt to keep my doses low, rotating them works best for me. The question I have is how old is too old, and what is the result of expired time release narcotics. Do they simply become less effective? Dangerous? Does the time-release componant degrade in a way that makes taking it completely inadvisable. I am aware that, in general, pharmacutical companies give expiration dates that are geared to their financial needs, not necessarily chemistry. ## I need to know if taking expired Kadian is dangerous.14 months expired will it still work? ## Hi, my name is Chris. I also find rotating meds mainly opiate...

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PF and M 15 blue pill

round blue pill with the letters pf on one side and an m and a 15 on the otherside ## Its MS Contin 15mg CR and they are original morphine. They are highly potent and are most dangerous when combined with alcohol. ## These tablets are manufactured by Purdue Pharma and they list them as being 15mgs Ms Contin tablets, which contain Morphine in a time released formulation. NDC: 59011-0260 This medication carries the risk of being habit forming, and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, constipation, and headache. Inactive ingredients may include: Cetostearyl Alcohol Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (140 Mpa.s At 5%) Hypromelloses Magnesium Stearate Polyethylene Glycols Talc Titanium Dioxide Fd&c Blue No. 2 Lactose Polysorbate 80 Is there anything else I can help with?

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Substitute for Oxycontin ER

My neurologist prescribed Oxycontin 20mg 3xday. I can only get brand. I have been taking it for months and doesn't help. I am afraid of fillers put in to it. I am looking for substitute ER. My insurance covers MS Contin ER. Does anyone think this is a better way to go? Please reply as I will ask my doctor on 19th? Sue ## If anyone has info on substitute for Oxicontin ER 20mg 3 x day please suggest. This med does not work and I am afraid of fillers. They r dangerous. Would MS contain ER be better? I am seeing my neurologist on 19th. My insurance covers this med. Any suggestions would be helpful. Sue ## It's OxyContin and it doesn't work probably because it's time released. The MS Contin sucks the OxyContin is definitely better so if your having problems with it ask your d...

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MS Contin no longer available at pharmacies

I need to find a pharmacy near my house in Dunedin Florida that carries ms contin 60 milligrams that I can pay for with my United Healthcare Community Plan Mplus. Is MS Contin no longer available at pharmacies in Pinellas County? How can I find a pharm availability of ms contin 60 milligrams in Pinellas County, Florida? ## Hello, Karen! How are you? Sorry about the problem that you're having. There are a couple of problems going on that have contributed to the current shortage and I'll explain them for you… The first thing that happened is mainly exclusive to the east coast and mostly in Florida… pharmacies have a set limit of how much they can order and keep in stock each month of any controlled substance, once they run out for the month, they are not allowed to ord...

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new drug prescribing laws

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...

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how does hepatitis c affect elimination of drugs from urine

I have hepatitis c and occasionally take ms contin,percocet and other prescription opiates(without a prescription)for probation.I am also approximately 50 lbs overweight and fairly innactive.How much longer will the opiates stay detectable in my urine? ## Downerhead-it depends on your amount of viral load being processed, liver damage, BMI. SO many things!!! More importantly, the pain meds ALL have additives that kill the liver faster-seriously. Acetaminophen is the worst-it leave permanent traces that the exhausted. ## I have been withdrawing for over 13 months , I was on 12 30 mg of oxiconde per day. One 60 mg of morphine sulfate er 0ne 100 mg of morphine sulfate er. Soma three times a day, 20mg of adderall 1thee times a day, and kolpion 1mg three times a day. I could not find a tream...

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switch from ms contin to opana will i get withdrawal

I have been taking ms contin 15 mg twice a day for a few months and raking it about 4 or 5 times a day the last 4 days since i ran out of my norco.my pain dr switched me to opana er 10mg every 12 hours and By some miracle i got it filled today i just wondered if i will have withdrawal from the ms contin even though im still taking the norco and opana. I know before my dr told me if i was still taking opiates i would not get any withdrawals but i ran out kf norco before and had only a little ms contin and had a horrible headache and a little stomach ache so i am sure that is not true i am just afraid as i will be travelling in the next 2 days to visit sick relative. ## No, you shouldn't suffer withdrawals with this dosage, because your doctor has actually raised it. You only need 5mg...

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What do you when your dr of over 10 years retires and you can't find another?

I have chronic pain and my dr. prescribed ms contin for me around 10 years ago. Now my dr. has retired and I cant find a dr. to see me because of the meds. I have no idea what to do and am scared. What do I do? ## I would suggest going to a Pain Management Clinic. There most likely is one nearby, as they are popping up everywhere due to the need to control narcotic medication levels. Many family doctors will not prescribe narcotic pain medicine to use long-term. Most doctors will refer you to a Pain Clinic to manage your pain. You should be able to talk to someone in his office, assuming it is still open, and they can refer you to a Pain Clinic. If not, get out the phone book, call one, and sed if you can make an appointment without a referral. Make sure you take a list of all your medi...

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MS Contin prescription withdrawal

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...

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Ms Contin Patient Assistance

I am on medicare in Wisconsin. I am on ms contin er 15mg tablets. I get them at cvs. I'm wondering if there is any way to get them cheaper? Seems like discounts aren't often allowed on medicare. ## Hi Jet, I'm not sure if Medicare allows patients to use pharmacy coupons in conjunction with their service, but I did want to add that MedsChat offers a free Rx Savings Card that can be used at over 60,000 pharmacies nationwide for an average discount of 15-75% off your medication. It might be worth presenting it at your next refill just to see what the dollar cost comes out to. If the savings outweighs what medicare provides, it may be practical to use it instead. Another idea is to ask the pharmacy about any patient assistance programs that the manufacturer offers (if any). I ho...

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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 usually last anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour and can be so severe that they bring me to my knees. Could this be breakthrough pain? I have an appointment with my pain doctor in the morning, but I want to see what others think so I can try to be prepared when I talk to him. I want to ask for something for these periods of severe pain. What works best with MS Contin? Thanks for your help! ## Yes, breakthrough pain is quite normal for someone to experience, when they suffer from something that causes severe and/or chronic pain. There are several medications that you can try to help with it, when it hits like that. Most doctors usually use an instant release medication ...

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MS CONTIN AND GASTRIC BYPASS

I am looking for information on ms contin use after gastric bypass. My previous dose is just not cutting it but my surgeon said I shouldn't have any problems. Anyone else had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass? Is there a suggested alternative and formula? ## So you were on a ms cr before surgery & after? If so, notice any difference in the absorption? I'm really concerned cuz sometimes I dont seem to absorb enough & other times it feels like it adsorbed all at once! Afraid of thst happening with the ms cr.... ## i had stomach surgery few years back and have been on ms contin er for about a year...it feels like i am not absorbing my medicine and feel as thou i am always fighting off withdrawl symptoms...i have mentioned this to y doctor but feel i am not being beleived...i am frus...

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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...

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