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Doctor insights on: Vicodin Vs Morphine

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Will avinza (morphine) work better than vicodin?

Will avinza (morphine) work better than vicodin?

Depends: Both are opioids. Avinza (morphine) is designed to be taken once a day and is used for those who have long term pain. Vicodin is short acting and is used for acute short term pain. Whichever one you take you must follow your md, s instruction to the "t". ...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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Does avinza (morphine) work better than vicodin does?

Maybe....: Though they are both narcotic pain medications, Avinza (morphine) is thought to be "better" than vicodin generally because it lasts all day vs vicodin, which will only last for 2 -6 hours. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between kadian (morphine) and vicodin?

Is there a difference between kadian (morphine) and vicodin?

Kadian (morphine) Vicodin: Yes-kadian is a once or q12hrs -long acting morphine. Vicodin is a short acting hydrocodone with acetaminophen. Both are used very differently. The former is for long term use and the latter for short duration use. ...Read more

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Taking vicodin and morphine what affects will they have on an EEG thank you

Taking vicodin and morphine what affects will they have on an EEG thank you

The: The most common type of eeg, or electroencephalogram, uses recording surfaces placed on the scalp (and a few elsewhere on the head) to record the electrical activity of the surface of the brain, the cerebral cortex. This electrical activity, sometimes referred to as "brain waves, " can be broken down into frequency bands called delta, theta, Alpha and beta. Delta is the slowest range and beta is the fastest. Some medications can have a noticeable effect on this activity, but modest to moderate doses of opioids (like vicodin and morphine), have little effect. Higher doses usually result in slower frequency bands showing up, usually spread over the entire recorded surface of the brain, but sometimes appearing to come from restricted brain regions. These patterns are well-recognized by neurologists who interpret eegs, a process that requires a high degree of training and experience. ...Read more

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Which is stronger, vicodin or morphine? Out of the two, is one less likely to cause nausea?

See below: Vicodin (hydrocodone) is more potent than morphine. 10 mg of hydrocodone is equal to about 15 mg of morphine. I would say that I see less nausea with hydrocodone. ...Read more

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When injected w morphine, instant hives, flushing. When I take vicodin, little rashes, itching. Am I allergic, or do these types drugs just do this?

When injected w morphine, instant hives, flushing. When I take vicodin, little rashes, itching. Am I allergic, or do these types drugs just do this?

Avoidance: Of those drugs or other drugs containing codeine, which a derivative of morphine, often times it is a side effect, not a true allergic reaction, but you cannot tell which of which, if you really need those drugs and have no other alternative consult an allergist/immunologist either yourself or through your treating physician, vheck aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, goodluck ...Read more

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What pain meds can I take if I'm allergic to vicodin, percocet, morphine, darvocet, and codeine?

Pain: Make sure that ur not dealing with side effects which at times can be controlled and not a true allergic reaction that is life threatening as this list of allergies is unusual ...Read more

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Very allergic to morphine, vicodin, and NSAIDs. Is tramadol an ok drug for me or am I likely to have allergic reaction?

Very allergic to morphine, vicodin, and NSAIDs. Is tramadol an ok drug for me or am I likely to have allergic reaction?

What is 'allergy'?: Morphine and hydrocodone cause a great deal of histamine release, which results in itching, hives, nausea and other GI symptoms, and NSAIDs can cause a great deal of stomach irritation. Neither of these are really allergies, which requires that the immune system be involved in the problem. Tramadol is chemically unrelated to either of these classes of drugs, but also can cause histamine release. ...Read more

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Get hives, rash, flushing from morphine & vicodin & nsaids. Would dextromethophan be safe for me? Coughing literally every few seconds.

Get hives, rash, flushing from morphine & vicodin & nsaids. Would dextromethophan be safe for me? Coughing literally every few seconds.

No allergy reports: Side effects are possible w/ any medication - but there are no reports I've found of allergic reactions - talk to the pharmacist if you want more advice and watch yourself carefully since you have a history. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Taking Ms Contin (morphine) for chronic pain. I'm allergic to it. Can you suggest an alternative pain medication other than oxy, perc, vicodin?

Taking Ms Contin (morphine) for chronic pain. I'm allergic to it. Can you suggest an alternative pain medication other than oxy, perc, vicodin?

Herbs: Medicinal cannabis if it is legal in your state is an alternative to narcotic pain medications. Also eating a more alkaline diet my help. Acupuncture. Deep meditation. There are various herbs but this is not my specialty. Recommend following up with a pain management specialist and/or homeopathic specialist. There are also doctors of natural medicine possibly in your area. ...Read more

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I had a fairly severe allergic reaction to morphine. I am also allergic to vicodin, codeine, and nsaids. Is tramadol/ultram safe? I have read conflicting things.

I had a fairly severe allergic reaction to morphine. I am also allergic to vicodin, codeine, and nsaids. Is tramadol/ultram safe? I have read conflicting things.

True allergic: Reaction to meds presents with itching, hives, chest pain, shortness of breath and choking sensation. If u had nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea etc, these are side effects to the drug and not an allergic reaction. Tramadol should be fine if u were allergic to the other drugs. Discuss details with your dr. Take care! Http://en. M.Wikipedia. Org/wiki/tramadol. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is safe to mix morphine sulfate with vicodin?

No,: It is not, you would need to be monitored professionally or it could be lethal ...Read more

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True allergies to morphine, vicodin, nsaids (hives, flushing, rashes.) is dilaudid a safe choice?

True allergies to morphine, vicodin, nsaids (hives, flushing, rashes.) is dilaudid a safe choice?

Unlikely: If you have problem with Opiates (more likely intolerances than allergies), you are more likely to have problem with Dilaudid as well. However there may be exceptions, perhaps starting at a 1/4 of the dose then gradually work the dose up may be helpful if Dilaudid is a drug you really needed. ...Read more

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Hives, severe flushing, rashes from morphine, codeine, vicodin. True allergies. Can I take the DM products in OTC cold meds?

Opioid pseudoallergy: Their condition depends on the concentration of opioids in the mast cells. See your doctor for medication adjustment. ...Read more

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Truly allergic to Morphine, Vicodin, Codeine & NSAIDS. Hives, flushing. Would Percocet or Oxycodone be safe for me? Surgery soon & mult health probs.

Truly allergic to Morphine, Vicodin, Codeine & NSAIDS. Hives, flushing. Would Percocet or Oxycodone be safe for me? Surgery soon & mult health probs.

Opioids allergy: Mostly isn't true allergy, however you need to be evaluated first by the anesthesiologist who is is going to care for you during the surgery, who may ask for an allergist input for which drug can be used, percocet an oxycodone are the same family as morphine and codeine, good luck ...Read more

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Trying to figure out my allergies. I get hives from Vicodin, Morphine, NSAIDS, Codeine. Does that mean also allergic to Percocet? How about Oxycodone?

Trying to figure out my allergies. I get hives from Vicodin, Morphine, NSAIDS, Codeine. Does that mean also allergic to Percocet? How about Oxycodone?

Likely: The reaction from codeine, Vicodin, Morphine etc are not truly allergic reaction but from these drugs' ability to release histamine from your cells. Thus you will not likely tolerate any drug in the opiate group. NSAIDs can also cause hives (which are considered allergic in some) but more likely aggravates an existing episode of hives regardless what may be causing it. Need more information. ...Read more

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Hives, rashes & flushing from Morphine, Vicodin, Codeine & NSAIDS. Would Tramadol be safe, and is it effective for post-op pain (gallbladder removal)?

Hives, rashes & flushing from Morphine, Vicodin, Codeine & NSAIDS. Would Tramadol be safe, and is it effective for post-op pain (gallbladder removal)?

Consult your surgeon: These are prescription narcotics. Please review w the surgeon who removed the gallbladder. Mixing your own meds is dangerous and could result in death. Talk to your surgeon for faster pain relief safely. ...Read more

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I'm on a contract with my Dr for pain management I ran out of my Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) but still have my morphine I've been taking my aunts tramadol will it show up?

I'm on a contract with my Dr for pain management I ran out of my Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) but still have my morphine I've been taking my aunts tramadol will it show up?

Specific tests: Tramadol will not show on most urine drug screens unless it is particularly looked for. Since Tramadol is popular and now a scheduled medication it will probably be one that is tested for. ...Read more

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I have gone to the emergency room several times with horrific breath taking pain, I have gallstones. However they send me home with vicodin or morphin?

I have gone to the emergency room several times with horrific breath taking pain, I have gallstones. However they send me home with vicodin or morphin?

Why repeatdly suffer: No reason to suffer, get the gall bladder removed, is a low risk simple out patient procedure, and frequent use of those narcotics may lead you to drug dependency (addiction). ...Read more

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What medicine contains morphine?

What medicine contains morphine?

Morphine: Morphine is usually not in a combined medication. There is one significant exception and that is combination Morphine/Naltrexone. The latter blocks some of the effects of morphine, theoretically preventing addiction. ...Read more

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What medicine contains morphine?

Morphine: Morphine is usually not in a combined medication. There is one significant exception and that is combination Morphine/Naltrexone. The latter blocks some of the effects of morphine, theoretically preventing addiction. ...Read more

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What are common nicknames for morphine?

Morphine: There are none. Sometimes a reference is made to the actual morphine product eg Kadian, MS Contin etc.... ...Read more

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Mirapexin & morphine, is it okay to mix?

It is OK: This is very good combo for for RLS or parkinson. There is no drug interaction. However, prior taken any medication consult with your physician (past/present medical history and allergies, etc.) to prevent any drug accident. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: morphine?

Please describe the medication: morphine?

See below: 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 pain relief is needed. ...Read more

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How is morphine used now and in the 1930s?

Several reasons.: Morphine is used for pain (acute and chronic) and shortness of breath. It has always been used for pain, earlier on it was for sleep, and during the last decades it was considered a must give for chest pain patients. That has since changed.. Some people use it for entertainment purposes, but that is not the purpose as prescribed by a physician or legally prescribed in the United States. ...Read more

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Does morphine have codine in?

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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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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Does morphine relieve anxiety?

Does morphine relieve anxiety?

Morphine can lower: anxiety, but using it for that would be like killing a house fly with a cannon. Better anxiolytics are Ativan, Xanax, (alprazolam) Valium; although all of these can also be addicting. Morphine can actually increase anxiety, especially if you have an allergy to it, or to its nor-metabolites. Why are you anxious? Here's a reference:

http://www. Psychologyproductsandservices. Com/page2.html ...Read more

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Actiq and morphine patches help?

No & Maybe: Actiq shouldn't be used for non-cancer pain. Tolerance develops rapidly because of the rapid, intense effect. This results in the need for higher and higher doses over a very short time. This med is most appropriate for patients not expected to survive for more than several months as the med becomes less effective rapidly. Fentanyl patches may be more appropriate. See a pain specialist. ...Read more

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What is kadian (morphine) used for?

Kadian (morphine): This is morphine n a long acting form. It is used to moderate to severe long duration pain - you are expected to be on this medication for a long period of time. ...Read more

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Actiq and morphine patches help pain?

Actiq and morphine patches help pain?

Morphine patches: There are no transdermal formulations of morphine currently available to my knowledge. Both morphine and Actiq (fentanyl) are potent opiates that can help moderate to severe pain when prescribed appropriately to the appropriate patients. ...Read more

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Could morphine work as an anxiolytic?

Indirectly.: Morphine treats pain and can treat the sensation of shortness of breath, it could also cause sleepiness. By eliminating the pain and shortness of breath, it could indirectly reduce anxiety. It is not given if anxiety is the only symptom. ...Read more

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What is a reversal agent for morphine?

Naloxone: Naloxone (brand name Narcan) is the emergency medication used to reverse opiate overdose. ...Read more

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Can the drug kadian (morphine) hurt me?

Kadian (morphine) ABUSE: Yes it can if you abuse the drug, take it without doctors prescription, of the street, take more than the prescribed dose, you can overdose on it.
It can cause severe side effects if you overdose, including coma and respiratory arrest
it can cause opiate addiction and it can hurt you if you take it from the street
kadian is a controlled drug has to be taken under medical supervision and by presciptio. ...Read more

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Can liquid morphine cause appetite loss?

Can liquid morphine cause appetite loss?

Morphine side effect: Hello. Morphine can cause GI side effects like stomach pain, nausea, constipation, etc. Stomach pain and nausea alone would be enough to cause loss of appetite. Can make some patients so sleepy that they simply just forget to eat. Of course this is not good. This bad cycle catches up and manifests as wanted or unwanted weight loss. ...Read more

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