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Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
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Oxycodone (Definition)

Schedule ii controlled medication. Opioid (semi-synthetic) used ...Read more


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Hey I just want to know if oxycodone and MS contin (morphine) with both show up as oxy on a ua?

Hey I just want to know if oxycodone and MS contin (morphine) with both show up as oxy on a ua?

Test: One is a semisynthetic drug another one extended release morphine. They are different compounds and will look differently in the urine test. ...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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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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Please help docs! Is MS contin (morphine) stronger than oxycontin?

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 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

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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

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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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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) 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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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On morphine and dilaudid for 2+ months. Could I have withdrawal symptoms if I wait longer than the 8 hrs to take next MS contin 15mg?

On morphine and dilaudid for 2+ months. Could I have withdrawal symptoms if I wait longer than the 8 hrs to take next MS contin 15mg?

Yes: You could be experiencing end of dose breakthrough manifested as withdrawal-like symptoms. MS Contin (morphine) or its generics frequently does not have 8 hours duration of relief. Also, Dilaudid for breakthrough pain is extremely short acting. You need to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
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