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If allergic to oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, codeine, & butrans & nucynta (tapentadol) do not work for pain, what alternatives are there? Demerol? Dillaudid?

If allergic to oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, codeine, & butrans & nucynta (tapentadol) do not work for pain, what alternatives are there? Demerol? Dillaudid?

May be: You are probably allergic to class of medications called narcotics and Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) and Dilaudid are from the same family try non steroidal as Motrin advil or tram afoul ultramodern. ...Read more

Morphine (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Help please? What is the equivalent of morphine to hydrocodone?

Help please? What is the equivalent of morphine to hydrocodone?

Depends: On many factors, including whether morphine is given by injection or by mouth, or whether in a long-acting or immediate-release short-acting form. In general, by mouth they are equipotent - 5 mg hydrocodone is equivalent to 5 mg morphine. If given by injection, it is about 1.7 mg morphine (about 3 times more potent) to 5 mg. Also depends onhow well liver and kidneys are working in some cases. ...Read more

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Intractable pain, scs implanted, high morphine equivalent for survival. Severe constipation. Switched to relistor (methylnaltrexone). Worked 3 times, now 7 days can't go. Was on 12 osmoprep, 2 miralax & 3 colace. What now?

Intractable pain, scs implanted, high morphine equivalent for survival. Severe constipation. Switched to relistor (methylnaltrexone). Worked 3 times, now 7 days can't go. Was on 12 osmoprep, 2 miralax & 3 colace. What now?

Constipation: You need to seek out the md who manages your scs. It needs to be adjusted. Also morphine may need to be changed to a different drug. Your body may not have the same response to fentanyl or oxycontin. You have to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day and eat foods high in fiber. In addition to the colace and MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) the medicines are not substitutes for diet they are in addition. ...Read more

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When switching from 50mcg (every 72 hours) fentanyl patch to morphine sulfate er. - what dosage is equivalent? Roughly. Thank you :)

Great Questions: 50mcg is roughly equivalent to 120 mg a day of morphine. However, when switching most doctors will reduce by 50% because of incomplete cross tolerance. ...Read more

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Why can't I urinate while taking morphine?

Urinary retention: One of the known side effect of narcotics, including morphine, is bladder dysfunction or urinary retention.
The mechanism of urinary retention is still not completely understood. It's more common with morphine given by epidural route, but can happen with intravenous or oral morphine as well.
Please discuss medication change with your doctor if you continues to experience urinary retention. ...Read more

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My friend thought it would be funny to take morphine. I don't what's going on with me I feel so strange. Please help?

My friend thought it would be funny to take morphine. I don't what's going on with me I feel so strange. Please help?

Funny?: Taking narcotics for fun can be a life threatening activity. I suggest that you go to the er or an urgent care center. There are medications that can reverse the effects of the morphine. ...Read more

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I had a urine test done it csme up it had morphine in my urine. But I don't take drugs?

I had a urine test done it csme up it had morphine in my urine. But I don't take drugs?

Cross reactivity: Certain antibiotics can cause false positive opiate results on urine drug screens. Although most urine drug screens are now more sensitive, eating poppy seeds has been also known to cause this. ...Read more

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I actually have saringomyelia and so far my doctors are only able to give me drugs, taking morphine 160 mg p/day but not helping as much as use to. What should I expect from here on??? I haven't talked to anyone that has had it as long as I. I've had it

Syringomyelia: Many times pain from your condition is caused by damaged nerves. Narcotic medications are not very effective for that kind of pain, especially if you've been on them for a while. Other medicines like gabapentin or nortriptyline may be helpful in decreasing pain. They can make you tired initially, but usually that feeling goes away. ...Read more

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Is expired morphine safe to use?

Expired morphine: In general expired medications still do work. In the real world (everything else but the usa) especially africa expired medications are used. As long as they are not expired by more than 12 mo. In the usa the fda and the lawyers will be after us if an expired med was given and you had a problem. ...Read more

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80mg morphine daily. Is this safe?

80mg morphine daily. Is this safe?

Morphine dosage: That depends. If you have been on opiates - lortab, percocet, ect. I may be perfectly safe as long as it's given in divided doses - say three times a day where it totals 80mg. For someone who never takes opiates, to take 80 mg of morphine all at once could kill them by supressing respiration. This effect is amplified by alcohol, benzos and medicines like soma (carisoprodol). ...Read more

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What medications contain morphine?

Brand Names: Are MSContin, Avinza, (morphine) Kadian, Roxanol, to name a few. Codeine is metabolized to Morphine so it will generally be present in Urine Tox Screens. ...Read more

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What is similar to a morphine drip?

Continuous infusion: A morphine drip is a continuous morphine intravenous infusion. Pain medications such as morphine can be administered as an infusion to help with constant pain. In some cases, a patient controlled administraion infusion (PCA) system is used whereby you can safely administer yourself an extra dose when needed for severe pain. ...Read more

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How do I make morphine fornebulization?

How do I make morphine fornebulization?

Get a pro: Morphine can be nebulized, but this needs to be set up by an experienced, skilled compounding pharmacist. Accidental overdose with lethal consequences can result from amateur attempts.
Prescription for this is possible in the hands of a skilled pain doc.
James dillard, md. ...Read more

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Why is crushed MST (morphine) dangerous for your health?

Morphine is a: Controlled substance because it is highly addictive. All controlled addictive substances are dangerous for your health and must be used with caution under a doctor's supervision. ...Read more

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Help please, what is morphine used for (i know pain but what kind)?

Help please, what is morphine used for (i know pain but what kind)?

Morphine: Narcotic analgesics are the most efficacious agents available for relief of pain. Morphine is "strong" or "major" narcotic analgesic which is indicated for moderate to severe pain. Because of concerns about tolerance, physical dependence and addiction, many health professionals are still reluctant to prescribe opioids for chronic pain.
Rec.: talk to your pcp for more information. ...Read more

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Please explain what exactly is morphine used for, I know pain but what kind?

Pain...: Acute Pain, and Chronic Pain. Before for chest pain (heart attack) now it's controversial. Works for all types of pain in the body, less effective for neuropathic pain, but still effective. It is also used to treat shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Morphine side effects?

Many: Sedation, confusion, nausea, itchiness, respiratory depression are common. ...Read more

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Does morphine have codine in?

Morphine Not Codiene: Nope. These are two different narcotics. There is nothing about them that combines into one drug. ...Read more

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Can I use out of date morphine?

No: Any medication that is out of date should not be used. First of all we don't know whether it will work or not and secondly its affect on body might be unpredictable, might get more adverse affects etc. ...Read more

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Is morphine or dilaudid stronger?

Potency?: It depends on the amount of each. Dilaudid is more potent on a milligram to milligram basis. ...Read more

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Is morphine used to quicken death?

Is morphine used to quicken death?

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

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What is the morphine dose after 30mg cr?

MS-Contin dosage: If you are not opioid tolerant, the MS-Contin dosage is 15 mg orally every 8-12 hours. Always ask your physician about current and new medications. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm addicted to morphine!?

Detoxification: Is a therapeutic steps to help you withdraw from using the drug as quickly ; safely as possible. Withdrawal side effects of morphine can range from relatively minor to severe. Methadone is the drug of chose to reduce the craving for morphine. You need to put a lot of effort, but you are not alone. Rec.: see a therapist, joint a support group, get treatment, seek treatment for other comorbidities. ...Read more

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Is morphine the most powerful pain killer?

Subjective: Narcotics like morphine are helpful for many types of pain - it does not necessarily mean they are the best choices for all subtypes of pain. Thus its difficult say what is exactly is the most powerful pain killer since everyone's response to different pain medications varies as does their exact mix of pain subtypes (i.e. Musculoskeletal pain vs nerve pain). ...Read more

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Can morphine have long lasting side effects?

Can morphine have long lasting side effects?

Besides Addiction...: No. If used occasionally or for a short period of time, there is no long term side effects. Also, pure narcotics (without tylenol (acetaminophen) in them) don't cause organ damage short or long term. ...Read more

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Am I addicted to morphine? What should I do?

Am I addicted to morphine? What should I do?

Possibly: The fact that you asked the question is a big clue. However this does not mean you are addicted to morphine. Addiction requires you to involve improper behavior patterns to obtain or maintain your morphine medications, i.e., steal, or involve in illegal activities. You should seek advice from a pain specialist or drug detox center for more info. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of morphine pills?

What are the side effects of morphine pills?

Many things: Addiction, stomach problem, respiratory difficulty, allergy, death among many other nasty effects. ...Read more

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Protocol in using extended-release morphine?

Protocol?: Are you asking how often it is dosed? It is usually prescribed 2-3 times per day on a regular (not as needed) schedule. ...Read more

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Is morphine the highest degree of pain killer?

Is morphine the highest degree of pain killer?

Morphine: Morphine is the gold standard and even today most medications are compared to morphine. However there are other medications that are more potent. ...Read more

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Is 60mg of morphine equal to 60mg of oxycontin?

Is 60mg of morphine equal to 60mg of oxycontin?

No: The common conversion is that oxycodone is about one and a half times as strong as morphine. 150 mg of morphine would be expected to supply the same pain amelioration as 100 mg of oxycodone. ...Read more

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Is metamizole as strong as morphine or almost?

No: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, NSAID, similar to Advil (ibuprofen) or Aleeve. Metamizole rarely used today due to the possible side-effects. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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Is dilaudid the same as morphine? Please advise!

No: Dilaudid (also known as hydromorphone) is an opioid pain medication that is a man-made cousin of morphine (which comes from the opium poppy plant). It is much more potent on a milligram per milligram basis. ...Read more

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Why do the doctors give morphine to dying patience?

Provides comfort: Morphine helps to ease two of the most concerning processes with the dying patient, which are pain and the sensation of suffocation. If the decision is made to let nature take its course, appropriate doses of morphine can help relieve suffering. ...Read more