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Like many medications, the body becomes used to or "tolerant" opioids. Once your body is used to a medication, abruptly stopping a medication can precipitate symptoms called withdrawal. Opioid withdrawal symptoms can be flu-like symptoms, itching, nausea, diarrhea, pain, and even worse could lead to death depending on the dosage of opioid ...Read more


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How strong is a morphine pill?

How strong is a morphine pill?

Morphine: It's one of the strongest pain medicine in medical history with all it's pros and cons

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Is expired morphine safe to use?

Expired morphine: In general expired medications still do work. In the real world (everything else but the usa) especially africa expired medications are used. As long as they are not expired by more than 12 mo. In the usa the fda and the lawyers will be after us if an expired med was given and you had a problem.

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What medicine contains morphine?

What medicine contains morphine?

Morphine: Morphine is usually not in a combined medication. There is one significant exception and that is combination Morphine/Naltrexone. The latter blocks some of the effects of morphine, theoretically preventing addiction.

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What medicine contains morphine?

Morphine: Morphine is usually not in a combined medication. There is one significant exception and that is combination Morphine/Naltrexone. The latter blocks some of the effects of morphine, theoretically preventing addiction.

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80mg morphine daily. Is this safe?

80mg morphine daily. Is this safe?

Morphine dosage: That depends. If you have been on opiates - lortab, percocet, ect. I may be perfectly safe as long as it's given in divided doses - say three times a day where it totals 80mg. For someone who never takes opiates, to take 80 mg of morphine all at once could kill them by supressing respiration. This effect is amplified by alcohol, benzos and medicines like soma (carisoprodol).

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What medications contain morphine?

Brand Names: Are MSContin, Avinza, (morphine) Kadian, Roxanol, to name a few. Codeine is metabolized to Morphine so it will generally be present in Urine Tox Screens.

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What can morphine do for the dying?

Narcotic analgesic: Opioid analgesics are a group of both naturally occurring and synthetic compounds that have morphine-like activity. Narcotic analgesics are the most efficacious agents available for relief of pain. The "major" narcotic analgesics (morphine, oxycodone and meperidine) are indicated for moderate to severe pain.

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What is similar to a morphine drip?

Continuous infusion: A morphine drip is a continuous morphine intravenous infusion. Pain medications such as morphine can be administered as an infusion to help with constant pain. In some cases, a patient controlled administraion infusion (PCA) system is used whereby you can safely administer yourself an extra dose when needed for severe pain.

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What are common nicknames for morphine?

Morphine: There are none. Sometimes a reference is made to the actual morphine product eg Kadian, MS Contin etc....

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How do I make morphine fornebulization?

How do I make morphine fornebulization?

Get a pro: Morphine can be nebulized, but this needs to be set up by an experienced, skilled compounding pharmacist. Accidental overdose with lethal consequences can result from amateur attempts. Prescription for this is possible in the hands of a skilled pain doc. James dillard, md.

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Mirapexin & morphine, is it okay to mix?

It is OK: This is very good combo for for RLS or parkinson. There is no drug interaction. However, prior taken any medication consult with your physician (past/present medical history and allergies, etc.) to prevent any drug accident.

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Please describe the medication: morphine?

Please describe the medication: morphine?

See below: 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 pain relief is needed.

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How long does morphine come out of system?

How long does morphine come out of system?

Variable.: The elimination half life (or time required for the morphine to fall to half its previous value) is about two to four hours. Certain tests however can be very sensitive and detect small amounts of morhpine in the system for quite some time after this.

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How is morphine used now and in the 1930s?

Several reasons.: Morphine is used for pain (acute and chronic) and shortness of breath. It has always been used for pain, earlier on it was for sleep, and during the last decades it was considered a must give for chest pain patients. That has since changed.. Some people use it for entertainment purposes, but that is not the purpose as prescribed by a physician or legally prescribed in the United States.

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How long does morphine stay in your system?

How long does morphine stay in your system?

See below: It depends on the formulation and delivery system but immediate release morphine gas a half time of 2-4 hours. Like all drugs it take 4 half lives to be eliminated so 8-16 hours.

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How long does it take morphine to wear off?

Pharm: Depending on the formulation of the morphine and your inherent metabolism, it can take anywhere from a few hours to a day for the analgesic effects of morphine to wear off.

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How long does it take for morphine to wear off?

Depends on Type: It all depends on the type of morphine one is taking. There is an immediate release form (ir) and several extended release (er) forms (ms contin, kaidan, avinza, morphine cr). You can expect most ir formulation to last 4-6 hours. Depending on the patient's metabolism some last a little less or more. The er forms last any where from 12 -24 hours depending on the brand.

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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