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Dr. Norman Cohen
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Ms Contin (Overview)

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


Dr. Norman Cohen
78 doctors shared insights

Ms Contin (Overview)

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


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How many years could a person take MS contin (morphine) everyday?

How many years could a person take MS contin (morphine) everyday?

Forever: Although chronic opiod ingestion can cause hormonal abnormalites and depression, so can chronic pain. The morphine itself has no long term adverse effects on any organ system other than endocrine effects. Constipation is the only GI effect that is pretty consistent. I have patients that have been on morphine for 15 years without any consequences other than above which are treatable. ...Read more

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If I am prescribed MS contin (morphine) 15 mg, but i took 5 mg percoset, will it show up the same in a sweat/hair follicle test.?

If I am prescribed MS contin (morphine) 15 mg, but i took 5 mg percoset, will it show up the same in a sweat/hair follicle test.?

Depends: Depends on the detailed testing of the drug screen, if screen, then will come up as opiate, if sub-characterization is ordered, then opiate subtypes are detected. ...Read more

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How does an MS contin (morphine) work in your body?

How does an MS contin (morphine) work in your body?

As an Opioid: It affects primarily the brain's appreciation of pain in the higher centers. It uses morphine sulphate (morphine) which attaches to specific receptors associated with the appreciation of pain, but also nausea, and consciousness among many others. ...Read more

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Has anyone had any lethal side effects after taking MS contin (morphine)?

Has anyone had any lethal side effects after taking MS contin (morphine)?

Yes: Overdoses of MS contin (morphine) have occured. If taken as prescribed to you death is very very unlikely. ...Read more

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How long does one MS contin (morphine) stay in your system ?

How long does one MS contin (morphine) stay in your system ?

MsContin: The pain relief can last between 8 - 12 hrs. It can be detected in urine up to 3 -5 days. ...Read more

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How is it best to transition from tramadol to MS contin (morphine) ? Is it necessary to wean down on tramadol before starting MS contin (morphine) ? I fear pain escalation

How is it best to transition from tramadol to MS contin (morphine) ?  Is it necessary to wean down on tramadol before starting MS contin (morphine) ? I fear pain escalation

Ask your doctor: Generally, a trial of short-acting opiate drugs is appropriate, together with non-opiate drug treatment and non-pharmacological treatment. If your doctor is not expert in helping you taper the tramadol (which should be done first, since they may interact with poor results), and in starting long-acting morphine, you should get consultation from a pain physician who is expert. A taper can be rapid. ...Read more

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Which has a higher risk of fatality? Accidental overdose of MS contin (morphine) sr 30mg or percocet 10mg?

Which has a higher risk of fatality? Accidental overdose of MS contin (morphine) sr 30mg or percocet 10mg?

Neither: At the stated levels, fatality would be unusual with either drug alone if the individual had no other medical issues. Unfortunately, most overdoses occur with multiple other drugs such as the benzos like xanax (alprazolam) or valium combined with alcohol.These combination are frequently implicated in fatal overdoses. ...Read more

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Are MS contin and morphine the same?

Yes and no: It is the same narcotic but in different preparations. Ms contin is a continuous release, long acting version of morphine. ...Read more