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When to use morphine extended release capsules and tablets?

When to use morphine extended release capsules and tablets?

Morphine extended-release tablets and capsules are only used to relieve severe (around-the-clock) pain that cannot be controlled by the use of other pain medications. Morphine extended-release tablets and capsules should not be used to treat pain that can be controlled by medication that is taken as needed.

What kind of morphine do you take for long term pain?

Sometimes you may take both a fast-acting morphine and a slow-release morphine to manage long term pain and sudden flares of pain that break through the long-acting medicine. Fast-acting tablets are known by the brand name Sevredol. Slow acting tablets are known by brand names MST Continus or Morphgesic SR.

Where can I find the medication guide for morphine?

You can also visit the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website ( http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm085729.htm) or the manufacturer’s website to obtain the Medication Guide. Why is this medication prescribed? Morphine is used to relieve moderate to severe pain.

How to report side effects of morphine in Canada?

You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345. Before taking morphine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other opioid pain medications (such as codeine); or if you have any other allergies.

When to use morphine 10mg / 5ml oral solution?

A morphine dose reduction or change in opioid may be required. Morphine has an abuse potential similar to other strong agonist opioids and should be used with particular caution in patients with a history of alcohol or drug abuse.

When do you take morphine extended release tablets?

Swallow the extended-release tablets right after putting it in your mouth. Do not presoak, wet, or lick the extended-release tablets before you put them in your mouth. Your doctor may start you on a low dose of morphine and gradually increase your dose until your pain is controlled.

What happens if you take morphine 2 times in one day?

If you take morphine 1 time per day: Take your next dose 24 hours after taking the missed dose. Do not take two doses at one time. Do not take more than your prescribed dose in a 24-hour period. What happens if I overdose? Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

How often should I take morphine sulfate for pain?

For the relief of severe pain in adults, adolescents (aged 13-18 years) and children (ages 1-12 years). Adults: Usual dose 10-20 mg (5 – 10ml) every 4 hours. Dosage can be increased under medical supervision according to the severity of the pain and the patient’s previous history of analgesic requirements.