A 70-year-old male asked:
On morphine and dilaudid for 2+ months. could i have withdrawal symptoms if i wait longer than the 8 hrs to take next ms contin 15mg?
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Internal Medicine 33 years experience
3.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Pain Management 48 years experience
Yes: You could be experiencing end of dose breakthrough manifested as withdrawal-like symptoms. MS Contin (morphine) or its generics frequently does not have 8 hours duration of relief. Also, Dilaudid for breakthrough pain is extremely short acting. You need to discuss with your doctor.
2.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Mar 17, 2016
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