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Is Morphine A Narcotic
As others said, : Tramadol is a synthetic narcotic. As a neurologist I try avoiding it when possible due to its risk vs. benefits when it comes to ACTUAL pain relief scores for conditions such as radiculopathy, neuropathy, & headaches vs. # of significant side effects such as seizures and conversion of pain into chronic form due to quick tolerance of the body and risk of medication overuse syndrome. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more
No: Cyclobenzaprine is a type of muscle relaxant, and not an opoid medication (narcotic). Because it can affect the way you feel, some people can become psychologically dependent on it if they take a lot over an extended period of time. But it is not a narcotic or opoid medication. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What are my options for pain management if I can't take tylenol, (acetaminophen) codeine, morphine or narcotics?
Excellent question: I'd start with a good history & phys. incl osteopathic hands-on exam.Traditional treatments incl TENS units, NSAIDS (oral or topical), steroids, spinal stimulators, nerve blocks,rhizotomy, etc.A better alternative for many pts. is to have dr. that can find the ROOT CAUSE of the pain & fix it w/ treatments like manipulation/prolotherapy/neuroproltherapy, removing foods which cause inflammation, etc ...Read more
Please answer! what options for pain management do I have if i can't take tylenol, (acetaminophen) codeine, morphine or narcotics?
By law, how often is a physician supposed to see their patient while prescribing them narcotics (morphine, fentanyl etc..) in California?
Up to your doctor: This is up to your doctor. Most doctors will want to see you at least twice in the first month and at least once a month until your doctor is confident that the right dose has been achieved for you. There are other things that must be accomplished in chronic pain treatment such as CBT by health psychologist. ...Read more
Is tramadol a narcotic? People say its like morphine but honestly IV had morphine and this feels nothing like a narcotic? Di
I'm doing a project on morphine and it is an opiate and a narcotic analgesic. What is the difference?
Usually the same: Originally, "narcotic" was used more generally, especially for a sleep-inducing substance. It also has legal/regulatory implications as used by dea. Opiates (naturally derived from poppy) and opioids (semi-synthetically derived) are morphine-like drugs that are primarily used to treat pain. In the us healthcare environment, we usually use the words opioid, opiate, and narcotic interchangeably. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm on morphine sr if i take sennosides/docusate 2 pills maybe twice week is ok? Any other herbs help constipation induced by narcotics?
Is it possible to be immune to narcotic medications ? I got injured and was given a morphine drip but no response. But Toradol worked wonders?
No real immunity: You can be intolerant to narcotics (getting bad reaction or an allergy). You can be insensitive ( when a higher dose than usual is needed for an effect) or an error could have occurred where there was no morphine in that drip! Fortunately, with the Toradol, all was well. ...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
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. ...Read more
Not for humans: Active euthanasia is illegal in most jurisdictions. However, morphine may be administered for terminal sedation or to provide comfort to someone in respiratory distress during the dying process. This is considered ethical even though it may make death come somewhat sooner. ...Read more
Morphine can lower: anxiety, but using it for that would be like killing a house fly with a cannon. Better anxiolytics are Ativan, Xanax, (alprazolam) Valium; although all of these can also be addicting. Morphine can actually increase anxiety, especially if you have an allergy to it, or to its nor-metabolites. Why are you anxious? Here's a reference: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read more
No & Maybe: Actiq shouldn't be used for non-cancer pain. Tolerance develops rapidly because of the rapid, intense effect. This results in the need for higher and higher doses over a very short time. This med is most appropriate for patients not expected to survive for more than several months as the med becomes less effective rapidly. Fentanyl patches may be more appropriate. See a pain specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer