i have 30 mg morph e.r. and 3 is too many, need to take 75 as total but cannot physically get to dr. office for diff. rx till next month
27 May 2011
No!!! Never crush Morphine ER. It is a time release, long acting product and crushing it destroys the time release component and you could take too much medicine at once and poison yourself. Taking broken, crushed, split or chewed Morphine ER tabs can be fatal! Do NOT do this. If I understand right you have 30 mg tabs and you want a dose of 75mg? You would do best by taking two 30mg tabs for a total of 60mg. It is better to take slightly less than to take too much. You dont want to alter ER or long acting tablets.
27 May 2011
It is not recommended that you crush or chew an extended release medicine as it will not be absorbed consistently. You'll need to wait until you get a lesser mg prescription. If you have been on the medication for sometime dropping to 60 mgs may cause you some withdrawal symptoms so again I would wait until you can get a lower dose pill.
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- Side Effects of Morphine (detailed)
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