I take 400 mg of Kadian,2 times a day an up to 4-30 mg of instant release Morphine for break through. I can go up to 1600 mg a day, but I also have Hep C which means I should not be taking but the vary least amount of meds. So it won't hurt the Liver. Is there any thing I can have done or take but no surgery or operations. A small amount medicine with large results.
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Added 9 Oct 2011:
Lauria,I just wanted to ythank uou for giving me Really good info about Morphine I did not know that it did not harm the Liver as other Drugs do .This has set my mind at rest you have no idea how much you have helped me I have been taking Kadian since 2002,and did not know about the effects on the live vs other drugs. Again thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!b Sincerely. Yushua You have made a difference in my life! A peace And much better understanding of y the drug I Have too take! I cannot delete because it erraces the anawer I write may G-D bless you in all you do. In Jesus of Nazareth, GRatefully Brent..... H Grayteful Brent...............................m.m yt . 0 m
What you need to keep in mind is that different medicines are metabolized and eliminated differently. Nice thing about morphine is that it is not as taxing to the liver where as something like oxymorphone (Opana) is. So it is not so much the quantity of med that is critical but more how it is metabolized and eliminated when worrying about your liver. Also you have to take into consideration how opid tolerant the patient is when choosing the right pain medicine. Extended release morphine is more for the opoid tolerant patient. All in all it really is a good choice given your circumstances.
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