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A 36-year-old female asked:

Can you give 2mg iv morphine two hours after giving immediate release morphine? if so, why?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Adequate control: The quick release has the purpose of immediacy but does not last long. Most pain control tries to avoid break-through pain by steady correctly spaced doses of slower acting, longer lasting administrations. Ask the doctors about this and any other things that might help the effectiveness of treatment.
Dr. Brian Clear
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Yes: Yes, the dosing you describe is not uncommon at all for severe pain in the ER or hospital that is not controlled with the first dose.

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