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Can someone taking morphine sulfate test positive for fentanyl in a saliva drug test, although they have never taken fentanyl ever?
I take Morphine sulfate 200mg 3x a day. Had a routine saliva drug test. Tested positive for fentanyl. Is this possible? Never had fentanyl ever?
Repeat lab test: Next step would be for lab to repeat test and check quality control results. ...Read more
If I took an opana ir. .. but am prescribed oxycodone and morphine sulfate will a drug test be the same?
Confused: Can you please re-phrase this and re-submit. ...Read more
Length of Time: The standard dose reults in a half-life of 1.5-4.5 hrs, with a duration of up to 7 hours, and reaches peak level after oral intake within 60 min. ...Read more
Variable: The half life is 3-5 hours. It will be detactable in your system for 24 hours. The metabolite is detectable longer. ...Read more
Roxanol (morphine): You should use this as prescribed by the doctor who gave this to you. Follow the direction as indicated. If any issues arise call the doctor-do not make any changes unless instructed. ...Read more
Roxanol (morphine): Roxanol (morphine) is Morphine Sulfate and should be reserved for the treatment of severe, acute pain. (broken bones, burns, etc) Its a Category C drug which means harm to the fetus can't be ruled out. If taken after the first trimester but not in the last 2 weeks, the baby is probably fine. If taken real late in pregnancy the baby can go through physical withdrawal problems. ...Read more
No easy answer: Even in the modern immediate-release forms, morphine is poorly absorbed in many people, broken down by stomach acid/enzymes and taken out in "first pass" through the liver. Conventional wisdom is 5 mg of hydrocodone is equivalent to 7.5 mg of morphine orally, and 2.5 mg of morphine if given by injection. There is a lot of individual variation, and equivalency tables are often wrong and dangerous. ...Read more
Morphine sulfate ER: This is usually taken as one tab every (q) 12hrs. The best way to take this is to follow the explicit directions of the doctor who wrote the script for you. ...Read more
Death: It was not made to be injected and has impurities that should not be in your blood stream. Too much morphine in your blood stream will lead you to stop breathing and death. Iv morphine is made for injection. Drug abuse is a treatable problem, if that is the issue please ask for help. ...Read more
None: There is no ceiling dose for morphine, as long as a patient tolerates it well and has no adverse side effects which includes increased pain, the morphine can be continually increased by a doctor. DO NOT increase the dose of morphine without consulting your doctor. It is not only dangerous, but could break the trust in your doctor-patient relationship. ...Read more
Very little: From a chemistry perspective, morphine is an acidic drug. When drug companies manufacture it, they distribute it as a "salt." in the us, the most common salt form is morphine sulfate. Other common salt forms are morphine hydrochloride, morphine tartrate, and morphine citrate. In the body, the morphine is the active drug that binds to opiate receptors to reduce the perception of pain. ...Read more
Morphine treats pain: Roxanol (morphine sulfate) is a very potent narcotic prescribed for moderate to severe pain. It should ONLY be taken as prescribed by your physician. Used improperly it can cause addiction, slowed breathing, slow heart rate and even death. Follow the instructions your individual prescribing physician gave you to stay safe. ...Read more
Pain relief/sedation: This is typically prescribed for relief of pain. However, significant sedation may occur. Stick to prescribed doses and follow all precautions. ...Read more
2-3 hours: The dosing is usually every 4-6hrs or if sustained release, every 12 hours. ...Read more
I take 4 tablets of 60 mg in the morning and 4 tablets of 60 mg in the evening morphine sulfate extended-release about 1 year. ... I feel good, I was?
High dose!: You don't mention your pain problem, but by this time it may count as chronic for which 15mg is a common dose. You take a lot more. Do you discuss it w/ your Dr from time to time? I'm glad you feel good. It may be time to cut back (slowly). Best! ...Read more
Morphine: It depends on a lot of things. Are you taking any other drugs? Its a bad idea to mix narcotics with say xanax (alprazolam) or valium or alcohol. How many ml are you prescribed to take? Even 2 mls could make you dizzy. You shouldn't drive or do other possibly dangerous things (like cook a pot of spagheti in boiling water.) Hopefully, your prescribing doc gave you instructions. ...Read more