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Coming Off Morphine
I'm wondering if my morphine sulfate 200mg tablets will affect my pregnancy developmentally. I will be coming off after the 1st trimester is over. ?
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been on morphine for 2 yrs and have runout I am in withdraw how can I releive some of the discomfort?
Depends: It depends on the form it is given as (iv, oral, extended release oral) as well as the kidney function of the patient. For immediate release morphine the half life (time for body to clear half) is 2-4 hours. With normal kidney function that means the parent drug (not metabolite) is gone in 8-16 hours) if the kidneys are working. Longer to much longer if they are not. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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