Back to Drug Directory

Morphine Sulfate Er

Generic of Ms Contin

What is Morphine Sulfate Er used for?

This medication is used to help relieve severe ongoing pain (such as due to cancer). Morphine belongs to a class of drugs known as opioid analgesics. It works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain. The higher strengths of this drug (100 milligrams or more per tablet) should be used only if you have been regularly taking moderate to large amounts of opioid pain medications. These strengths may cause overdose (even death) if taken by a person who has not been regularly taking opioids. Do not use the extended-release form of morphine to relieve pain that is mild or that will go away in a few days. This medication is not for occasional ("as needed") use.

CHEMICAL NAME

Morphine Sulfate

DRUG TYPE

Pain/Inflammation
InsideRx Coupon Icon

Get Morphine Sulfate Er Savings

Morphine Sulfate Er prices starting at $18.77.

Morphine Sulfate Er Frequently Asked Questions

Morphine has a risk for abuse and addiction, which can lead to overdose and death. Morphine may also cause severe, possibly fatal, breathing problems. To lower your risk, your doctor should have you take the smallest dose of morphine that works, and take it for the shortest possible time. See also How to Use section for more information about addiction.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you should have naloxone available to treat opioid overdose. Teach your family or household members about the signs of an opioid overdose and how to treat it.

The risk for severe breathing problems is higher when you start this medication and after a dose increase, or if you take the wrong dose/strength. Taking this medication with alcohol or other drugs that can cause drowsiness or breathing problems may cause very serious side effects, including death. Be sure you know how to take morphine and what other drugs you should avoid taking with it. See also Drug Interactions section. Get medical help right away if any of these very serious side effects occur: slow/shallow breathing, unusual lightheadedness, severe drowsiness/dizziness, difficulty waking up.

Do not break, crush, chew, or dissolve this medication. Taking broken, crushed, chewed, or dissolved forms of extended-release morphine could cause a fatal overdose.

Keep this medicine in a safe place to prevent theft, misuse, or abuse. If someone accidentally swallows this drug, get medical help right away.

Before using this medication, women of childbearing age should talk with their doctor(s) about the risks and benefits. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or if you plan to become pregnant. During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. It may slightly increase the risk of birth defects if used during the first two months of pregnancy. Also, using it for a long time or in high doses near the expected delivery date may harm the unborn baby. To lessen the risk, take the smallest effective dose for the shortest possible time. Babies born to mothers who use this drug for a long time may develop severe (possibly fatal) withdrawal symptoms. Tell the doctor right away if you notice any symptoms in your newborn baby such as crying that doesn't stop, slow/shallow breathing, irritability, shaking, vomiting, diarrhea, poor feeding, or difficulty gaining weight.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

Morphine Sulfate Er Dosage and Form Information

Tablet ER
30 Mg
100 Mg
15 Mg
60 Mg
200 Mg
Capsule ER Multiphase 24Hr
30 Mg
45 Mg
60 Mg
120 Mg
75 Mg
90 Mg
Capsule ER Pellets
100 Mg
60 Mg
10 Mg
80 Mg
50 Mg
30 Mg
20 Mg

Similar Drugs to Morphine Sulfate Er

Brand Name Examples

Tablet ER
200 Mg
60 Mg
15 Mg
30 Mg
100 Mg

Generic Examples

Suppository Rectal
5 Mg
10 Mg
30 Mg
20 Mg
Solution Oral
100 Mg/5Ml
20 Mg/5 Ml
10 Mg/5 Ml
Pen Injector
10Mg/0.7Ml
Tablet
30 Mg
15 Mg
Syringe
2 Mg/Ml
8 Mg/Ml
4 Mg/Ml
Vial
4 Mg/Ml
2 Mg/Ml
5 Mg/Ml
10 Mg/Ml
0.5 Mg/Ml
1 Mg/Ml