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What is the definition or description of: Astramorph (morphine) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Astramorph (morphine) allergy?

Not allergy: Since opiates such as morphine directly releases histamine from the body cells, a good % of the people may end up with itching and even hives from it. But this is a chemical and not a truly allergic reaction and is usually dose-dependent. Opiates can cause sedation, stomach upset, and constipation but these are not from being allergic. Thus most if not all reactions are not allergic in nature. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Morphine sulfate allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Morphine sulfate allergy?

Dear 33-year-old: I keep seeing these questions from you. The definition of a morphine allergy is that you're allergic to morphine. In allergic response is a specific cascade of events that occurs when you've been sensitized to a certain chemical or protein. You can apply this answer to every other question you've asked about the definition of a blank allergy ...Read more

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What amount pain relief do you get from a astramorph (morphine) during labor?

What amount pain relief do you get from a astramorph (morphine) during labor?

Adequate: Its nice because you will have analgesia yet be able to push when the time arises. The baby will get negligible if any medication. Its not like general or a heavy sedating narcotic, it will take a lot of the edge off your contraction pains ...Read more

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Has anyone taking morphine sulfate or avinza 30mg cp24?

Has anyone taking morphine sulfate or avinza 30mg cp24?

Both used widely: Both are excellent sustained release preparations of morphine. Avinza is a once a day product. Ms contin is used 2-3 times per day. ...Read more

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What is the best way of taking morphine sulfate er?

Morphine sulfate ER: This is usually taken as one tab every (q) 12hrs. The best way to take this is to follow the explicit directions of the doctor who wrote the script for you. ...Read more

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What damage is there to injecting morphine sulfate tablets?

Death: It was not made to be injected and has impurities that should not be in your blood stream. Too much morphine in your blood stream will lead you to stop breathing and death. Iv morphine is made for injection. Drug abuse is a treatable problem, if that is the issue please ask for help. ...Read more

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I was wondering is a 45-60mg dose of morphine sulfate safe?

I was wondering is a 45-60mg dose of morphine sulfate safe?

Speak with Doctor: This is not a place for dispensing information on what opiate pain medication is appropriate for you without actually knowing more about your medical history. As an aside, pain medication are rarely ever helpful in a long term situation with this pain. ...Read more

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What's the difference between morphine and morphine sulfate?

What's the difference between morphine and morphine sulfate?

Very little: From a chemistry perspective, morphine is an acidic drug. When drug companies manufacture it, they distribute it as a "salt." in the us, the most common salt form is morphine sulfate. Other common salt forms are morphine hydrochloride, morphine tartrate, and morphine citrate. In the body, the morphine is the active drug that binds to opiate receptors to reduce the perception of pain. ...Read more

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What is the effect of taking morphine sulfate oral concentrate?

Pain relief/sedation: This is typically prescribed for relief of pain. However, significant sedation may occur. Stick to prescribed doses and follow all precautions. ...Read more

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Morphine sulfate 60mg and xanax, (alprazolam) is this okay to take?

Morphine sulfate 60mg and xanax, (alprazolam) is this okay to take?

Very cautiously: Xanax (alprazolam) can be used with narcotics with close physician management. The sedating properties of the medications are increased when used together and respiratory depression is increased. Use without doctor management can lead to death. ...Read more

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What is morphine sulfate 5 mg max dose a day?

None: There is no ceiling dose for morphine, as long as a patient tolerates it well and has no adverse side effects which includes increased pain, the morphine can be continually increased by a doctor. DO NOT increase the dose of morphine without consulting your doctor. It is not only dangerous, but could break the trust in your doctor-patient relationship. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to properly use roxanol (morphine sulfate)?

Morphine treats pain: Roxanol (morphine sulfate) is a very potent narcotic prescribed for moderate to severe pain. It should ONLY be taken as prescribed by your physician. Used improperly it can cause addiction, slowed breathing, slow heart rate and even death. Follow the instructions your individual prescribing physician gave you to stay safe. ...Read more

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What's the difference between morphine sulfate and oxycodone?

Little difference: These are both opioid medications used for moderate to severe pain. Oxycodone is a little stronger than morphine. The both work the same way. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! Will morphine sulfate sr 30mg be taken with tynelol 3?

Need doctor's help! Will morphine sulfate sr 30mg be taken with tynelol 3?

They can be: If prescribed to be taken together then yes, but Codeine (the narcotic in tylenol (acetaminophen) 3) is of low potency compared to morphine and will probably be of little benefit. If you were prescribed the tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 for post dental procedure pain do not take it. You will probably violate the narcotic agreement with your pain physician and put your continued pain management in jeopardy. ...Read more

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What is the max dose for morphine sulfate -30 mg- every day?

Depends: It depends if you are on narcotics and are narcotic tolerant, I have seen patients on morphine more than 100 mg three times a day. ...Read more

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I take 4 tablets of 60 mg in the morning and 4 tablets of 60 mg in the evening morphine sulfate extended-release about 1 year. ... I feel good, I was?

High dose!: You don't mention your pain problem, but by this time it may count as chronic for which 15mg is a common dose. You take a lot more. Do you discuss it w/ your Dr from time to time? I'm glad you feel good. It may be time to cut back (slowly). Best! ...Read more

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What side effects will morphine sulfate have on someone using it at the end of their life?

The way to go there': S no choice. It may cause agitation, so typically we cocktail it with an anti anxiety med. ...Read more

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Astramorph (Definition)

Astramorph/PF is a drug that increases narcotic effects which is a ...Read more