Isnt ms contin morphine? Which one is stronger for cronic pain..Thank you
ms contin is extended release morphine. With chronic pain it often responds better to having the medication constantly in the body rather then the ups and downs of taking it every so often. Regular morphine is rapid acting and will put more in your system faster, but may not work as well as the ms contin.
MS (Morphine Sulfate) contin (= continuous), is time released, The other is IR, immediate release. They are the same strength, but if you took 60mg of IR it would be stronger for a shorter time while the time released works over time. They both contain the same amount, just release differently. Hope this helps.
Does MS Contin have acephamine-(tylenol) in it? I noticed that when talking about adverse reactions- it listed opiods and then stupid tylenol products-darvocette-which is darvon with acetphamin in it, oxycotin or however you spell it- but that's codiene with Tylenol in it. I use self-hypnotism because of this allergy-and to NSAIDs or what ever you call them Sometimes the self-hypnotism just doesn't work that well for that long. Right now, if I could, I'd take a Motrin or Ibuprofin. I'd appreciate your guys help.
MS contine, nor morphine have no acetaminophen in them. It would have to be listed on the name such as APAP after the name, or 'cet for acetaminophen, 'dan for aspirin. ie... Percocet, percodan. In all my years I have never seen morphine mixed with any of those types of medications, though I could be wrong. Long acting narcotics are MUCH better for chronic pain, with something for breakthrough pain if needed.
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