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A 47-year-old male asked:

how long does it take for morphine et start to work?

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Dr. Mohammed Parvez
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Morphine: Depends on what type of morphine. The injectable form start acting in few minutes. The immediate acting tablets may take 15 minutes and sustained release tablets may take upto 1 hour.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
30-45 min: Usually this is the time frame for taking a pain medication to start providing relief if taken orally.

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