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Dr. Norman Cohen
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Avinza (Overview)

Avinza is a drug that increases narcotic effects which is a kind of pain medication.


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Is anyone else on or have they been on avinza (morphine)?

Is anyone else on or have they been on avinza (morphine)?

Yes: Lots have people have been on avinza, it is an oral form of morphine used for severe pain. It is highly addicting. If you are hooked on avinza, get help asap. ...Read more

Dr. Norman Cohen
48 Doctors shared insights

Avinza (Overview)

Avinza is a drug that increases narcotic effects which is a kind of pain medication.


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Can avinza (morphine) be used permanent to manage chronic akathisia and rls?

Bad idea: Opioids like long-acting morphine, are not preferred treatments for restless leg syndrome. They are not indicated for this problem, although both opioids and tranquillizers (benzodiazepines) can reduce the symptoms. However, they cause physical dependence, and typically the dose goes up over time. Drugs like ropinirole and pramipexol are the first line treatments. Low iron should also be treated. ...Read more

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Does avinza (morphine) work better than vic?

Does avinza (morphine) work better than vic?

It depends: When you say better, are you asking is it more powerful or stronger? Avinza (morphine) is Morphine Sulfate and vicodin is hydrocodone. Morphine is more potent. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is safe to mix morphine sulfate with vicodin?

No,: It is not, you would need to be monitored professionally or it could be lethal ...Read more

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Could heart flutter be a side effect of pain medication such as morphine?

Could heart flutter be a side effect of pain medication such as morphine?

Unlikely: Pain itself can cause elevated heart rate and palpitations, but opiated don't typically cause fluttering or palpitations. I would check further with your doctor to ensure there's not some other issue here. ...Read more

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Re: withdrawal, how long will avinza (morphine) 60 mg remain in my system before wd s?

See below: Avinza (morphine) is dosed every 24 hours. Based on a half life of 4 hours it should not take much more than a day for it to be out of your system. ...Read more

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Can an overdose of morphine sulfate ir cause permanent heart trouble?

Can an overdose of morphine sulfate ir cause permanent heart trouble?

Not directly: Morphine, in and of itself, is not toxic to the heart. In the past, it was a frequent part of anesthesia for heart surgery and is still standard treatment for myocardial infarction (heart attack). However, if the drug overdose led to reduced breathing and low oxygen levels for a prolonged period, the low oxygen levels may have caused injury to the heart. ...Read more

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Does avinza (morphine) work better than vic?

It depends: When you say better, are you asking is it more powerful or stronger? Avinza (morphine) is Morphine Sulfate and vicodin is hydrocodone. Morphine is more potent. ...Read more

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Is anyone else on or have they been on avinza (morphine)?

Yes: Lots have people have been on avinza, it is an oral form of morphine used for severe pain. It is highly addicting. If you are hooked on avinza, get help asap. ...Read more

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How do I taper off of avinza (morphine)?

How do I taper off of avinza (morphine)?

Slowly: Avinza is a potent pain medication. It is oral morphine. Sudden withdrawl can cause seizures and death. Get help. There is medication that will help such as Suboxone and subutex. Do not do this on your own. Get help now. ...Read more

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Is it safe to chew a 45mg avinza (morphine)?

Avinza (morphine): Avinza is morphine in a once a day preparation. It should not be crushed, crewed etc... So its not okay and definitely not safe for you to chew this. ...Read more

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Which is better oxycontin or avinza (morphine)?

Which is better oxycontin or avinza (morphine)?

One that works: Which ever works is the best. Avinza (morphine) is a once per day medication while Oxycontin is a 2-3 time per day medication. Side effects are similar with the exception of maybe a little more itching with avinza (morphine). ...Read more

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Which is better oxycontin or avinza (morphine)?

Which is better oxycontin or avinza (morphine)?

Avinza (morphine): Avinza (morphine) is long acting and once day. Hence it is better as you do not have peaks and troughs. Oxycontin is touted as being designed as q 12 hrs but it usually ends up as a q 8hrs or even a q 6 hrs. It is highly addictive for this reason. This is due to an immediate 30% release portion in each tablet so you get a boost every time you take it - not good for a long acting medication. ...Read more

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Withdrawal, how long will avinza (morphine) 60 mg remain in my system before wds?

Never stop abruptly: Avinza is controlled release morphine. This is potent narcotic. Never stop abruptly. If you do, serious withdrawal symptoms will arise. These usually appear within 48 hrs. Go to your nearest emergency room or call 911 for help if you have run out of medication. ...Read more

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Re: withdrawal, how long will avinza (morphine) 60 mg remain in my system before wd s?

See below: Avinza (morphine) is dosed every 24 hours. Based on a half life of 4 hours it should not take much more than a day for it to be out of your system. ...Read more

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Do I wean off of avinza (morphine)?

Wean of nardil (phenelzine): Do it under medical supervision and slowly. It also depends how long you have been taking avinza, (morphine) and what dosage. I can not advice you without knowing what dose and how many years you have been taking Avinza (morphine) and what other meds you are taking. But as a rule for weaning anypain med is to take your time and go slow and under direction of your physician
it is to be done slowly and under supervision. ...Read more

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How do I wean off avinza (morphine)?

Slowly: Weaning off Avinza (morphine) has to be done slowly and under supervision of your md? You cannot just cut the tablet and take bits it's very dangerous as this will result in possible overdose. I perform dose reductions every 2 weeks until the med can be stopped. ...Read more

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Will avinza (morphine) work better than vicodin?

Depends: Both are opioids. Avinza (morphine) is designed to be taken once a day and is used for those who have long term pain. Vicodin is short acting and is used for acute short term pain. Whichever one you take you must follow your md, s instruction to the "t". ...Read more

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Does avinza (morphine) work better than vicodin does?

Maybe....: Though they are both narcotic pain medications, Avinza (morphine) is thought to be "better" than vicodin generally because it lasts all day vs vicodin, which will only last for 2 -6 hours. ...Read more

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Can avinza (morphine) be used permanent to manage chronic akathisia and rls?

Bad idea: Opioids like long-acting morphine, are not preferred treatments for restless leg syndrome. They are not indicated for this problem, although both opioids and tranquillizers (benzodiazepines) can reduce the symptoms. However, they cause physical dependence, and typically the dose goes up over time. Drugs like ropinirole and pramipexol are the first line treatments. Low iron should also be treated. ...Read more

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Could you tell me about my morphine 'med. Avinza I have taken it for approx. 6 yrs. 120mg. Also have copd.

Could you tell me about my morphine 'med. Avinza I have taken it for approx. 6 yrs. 120mg. Also have copd.

Avinza (morphine): This is just morphine. You have been on it a long time and at 120mg a day (i assume- as its a once a day med) you are on the upper end of what is deemed acceptable. You also have COPD - there is a risk of central sleep apnea and you should have had a sleep sat analysis done and depending on the result a sleep study. I really wonder how effective it still is? ...Read more

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I take avinza (morphine) for chronic pain. Now I have severe constipation?

I take avinza (morphine) for chronic pain. Now I have severe constipation?

Constipation Concern: Chronic pain management will most assuredly lead to constipation due to the receptors present in the gut, which are affected by the opioids used for pain control. This is physiologic and unavoidable. To help, increase your fluid intake dramatically, increase soluble and insoluble fiber sources and consider a mild stimulant laxative like senna. An osmotic laxative may also become a chronic need. ...Read more

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How will morphine sulfate affect awake state?

Sleepy: All opioid analgesics have a tendancy to make one sleepy. ...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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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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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

Morphine (Definition)

Morphine is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Morphine is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Short-acting forumations are taken as needed for pain. Extended-release morphine is for use when around-the-clock ...Read more


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