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.

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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...

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...

How many years could a person take MS contin (morphine) everyday?

No maximum. There is no maximum number of years. Often tolerance will develope over time which may require a change to a different drug or an increased dose. Read more...
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...

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...

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...
Pain relief. Just as is seen in a non-diabetic, MS contin (morphine) provides pain releif in a diabetic. Read more...

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

Oxy. Oxycodone is generally thought to be a bit more potent than morphine. Usual ratios on a mg basis is 3 mg morphine = 2 mg oxycodone. That stated different medications work differently on different people due to genetics and medication interactions. Read more...

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...
Potency? Oxycontin is more potent. One gets equal pain relief with about 50-66% of the number of mg of Oxycontin as it requires of morphine. Read more...

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

Usually not. It's somewhat rare (although not unheard of) to use 2 extended release opioids at the same time unless you're topping out on the maximum dose of one or both of them. General rule of thumb is - in cancer related pain - 1 extended release and 1 short acting drug for breakthrough pain. Hope that helps! Read more...
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...