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What is the definition or description of: MS Contin (morphine) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: MS Contin (morphine) overdose?

MS Contin: Ms Contin is a sustained release formulation of morphine. If crushed it can lead to sudden delivery of all the drug in short time and may cause overdose. It is a relative term as people who are accustomed to it can tolerate very high doses but people naive to opiates may get overdosed with a small amount.. ...Read more

Dr. Norman Cohen
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Ms Contin (Definition)

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What is the treatment for MS contin (morphine) overdose?

What is the treatment for MS contin (morphine) overdose?

Supportive care: Get to the er immediately. Gastric lavage to remove undigested pills is used. Supportive care of respiratory and circulatory function is very important. ...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?

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

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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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Is 30mg considered normal dose of MS contin (morphine)?

Is 30mg considered normal dose of MS contin (morphine)?

Normal dose: There is no such thing as a normal dose. There is a notion of "clinically accepted dosing" but this also variable. The correct way to look at this - is this dose effective - if yes then its fine, if no they it needs to be adjusted. ...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 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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Can you become tolerant to MS Contin (morphine)? And is this likely?

Can you become tolerant to MS Contin (morphine)? And is this likely?

Yes: Tolerance to long-acting opiates (narcotics) like MS Contin (morphine) can occur, resulting in the need to increase the dose over time to achieve the same benefit. In some cases, changing from one opiate to another for a while can help reduce the development of tolerance. ...Read more

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Which is stronger oxycontin, or MS contin (morphine)?

Which is stronger oxycontin, or MS contin (morphine)?

OxyContin: Oc (extended release oxycodone) is stonger by a factor of almost twice-that is 15 mg of oc is about equal to 30 mg of MS contin (extended release morphine sulphate). But there is a lot of variability between individuals. Oc seems to be more energizing for some patients and as a result there is more "liking" which is independent of the pain relief. That may explain why there seems to be more abuse. ...Read more

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Is MS Contin (morphine) stronger than oramorph (5ml/10mg)?

Is MS Contin (morphine) stronger than oramorph (5ml/10mg)?

MS Contin (morphine) = oramorph: There is no such thing as "stronger" or "weak" opioid medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics. ...Read more

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What could be a reason that MS contin (morphine) makes me sick?

See below: All opioids (pain medicines) have this effect on some people. Morphine tends to cause constipation more so than others whcih may worsen the nausea. ...Read more

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What's better, hydrocodone 10/325 vs MS contin (morphine) 30mg?

What's better, hydrocodone 10/325 vs MS contin (morphine) 30mg?

Better?: Both medications are classified as opioid analgesics meaning they are derived from opium. Ms contin (morphine) is an extended release formulation indicated for constant, chronic pain. These medications should only be prescribed for severe pain. The longterm use of these medications is controversial and should be done under the direction of a qualified physician. ...Read more

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Can MS Contin (morphine) be used alongside Butrans patch?

Can MS Contin (morphine) be used alongside Butrans patch?

Not good idea usually: Choose either one but not both unless you require a rescue drug. If that is case, might select a Fentanyl patch as the best approach. ...Read more

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Is MS Contin (morphine) 80mg per day considered a high dose?

Normal dose: Adults—10 to 20 mg every 4-6 hours as needed. Your doctor may adjust your dose even higher, if needed. ...Read more

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How long does Morphine ms contin (morphine) last in your blood?

How long does Morphine ms contin (morphine) last in your blood?

Depends: Specifically on the nature of the question.
DUration of pain relief. .. 12 hrs.
ability to detect it on blood testing.... maybe 2-3 days
ability to detect in urine testing 5-7 days. ...Read more

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What is the difference between MS contin and kadian (morphine)?

What is the difference between MS contin and kadian (morphine)?

Duration of Action: Kadian seems to reliably work for 12 to 24 hours for "tolerant" patients. Ms conting lasts only 6 to 8 hours and is seldom dispensed by pharmacies due to the multiple companies making a generic version. The generics have even more variabilty in their duration. Kadian uses a delivery mechanism that is more reliable over a longer period. They both contain morphine as the active drug. ...Read more

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What are the effects of MS contin (morphine) on a diabetic person?

What are the effects of MS contin (morphine) on a diabetic person?

No direct effects: Could worsen Insulin overdose or ketoacidosis from extremelyy high blood suger but wouldn''t cause either of these conditions. It would occur by causing more sedation and be additive to the sedation caused by these conditions. ...Read more

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What are the affects of MS contin (morphine) on a type 1 diabetic?

What are the affects of MS contin (morphine) on a type 1 diabetic?

Same as anyone else: If the diabetic is prone to very low or very high blood sugars, the morphine may increase the sedation or even cause unconsciousness. For the pain that comes from nerve damage from diabetes, there may be other classes of meds that work better without as many side effects. ...Read more

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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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Has anyone had any unpleasant side effects from taking MS contin (morphine)?

All drugs have them: All medications have side effects. What we see most often with MS contin (morphine) (and all pain medications) are nausea, vomiting, itching, sleepiness, and constipation. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about the effects of MS contin (morphine) on a type 1 diabetic person?

Can you please tell me about the effects of MS contin (morphine) on a type 1 diabetic person?

Okay combination: Some of the side effects of the morphine in ms contin are similar to low blood sugar; itching, sweating, for example may mimic hypoglycemia. You might have to check your sugar level to be sure. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a type 1 diabetic person takes MS contin, (morphine) can it affect the person?

Can you tell me if a type 1 diabetic person takes MS contin, (morphine) can it affect the person?

Yes: This is a complex question because you don't state why you would be taking the MS. MS is just as effective in diabetics as anyone else. It may not be as effective as other agents that might be more effective for say diabetic peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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How do you know what dose of MS Contin (morphine) is needed? Is it the total amount of Oramorph used daily?

Depends on type: This is a question that should be answered strictly by your prescribing physician. Oramorph has a diff dosing sched than Oramorph SR. In general, total amount of morphine used per day should be equivalent. Ex. if you require 30 mg of Oramorph per day to adequately control your pain, the dosage of MS Contin should be 30 mg. Some drs., though give a specific amount of MS Contin w/a smaller rescue dose. ...Read more

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Please help docs! Is MS contin (morphine) stronger than oxycontin?

No: It's the other way around - oxycodone is 3 to 5 times more potent than morphine, but in equipotent doses, they have the equivalent effect. "strength" is not a characteristic that means better or worse, it's the size of the pill or the shot. When drugs are given in equivalent doses, they work about the same, although there are individual differences in side effects and other characteristics. ...Read more

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Is MS Contin (morphine) a good med for chronic nerve pain?

Is MS Contin (morphine) a good med for chronic nerve pain?

Sometimes: MSContin is far better for most types of chronic pain than any of its shorter-acting relatives.Nerve modulators like Lyrica (pregabalin) & Neurontin can also be helpful. All work on the theory that pain is primarily in the brain. In my practice, pain almost always has an actual mechanical or inflamm. Cause which is treatable w/ osteopathic manip., neuroprolo, Vit D/glucose creams, etc. This is 'cure' v 'control'. ...Read more

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Is there a medication which is stronger than tramadol but less than MS Contin (morphine)?

Is there a medication which is stronger than tramadol but less than MS Contin (morphine)?

Different doses of: MS Contin (morphine) and different doses of other Opiods. Slippery slope. Tolerance to opiods and addiction is real and common especially in the Young. ...Read more

Overdose (Definition)

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