my dr recently switched my pain medication to morphine so4 tab,sa does anyone know what the so4 stands for also what the SA stands for.. i have been on vicodin for years but it has stopped working so they switched to this but i can not find what the so4 and sa stand for or if its imediate release or slow release.. i tried the pill identifer and it showed morphine sulfate sl... but the bottle does not say sulfate or sl but it did look like the same pill it is round and orange and small it has an m in a square and 60 on the other side.. does anyone know the difference between what i have an the morphine sulfate thanks
Sounds like MS Contin, i.e. Morphine Sulfate. Slow release pain medication. Very helpful when used as directed. I'm surprised the doc didn't prescribe a breakthrough pain med along with it. (this is only my opinion)
sounds exactly like the 60 mg. ext. release ms contin tablets I take??ask your pharmacist,he should be able to answer all your ??Good luck and be careful,should maybe have tried you on oxycodone before jumping to morphine.it's hell to withdraw from...
"MSo4" is just the chemical sign for Morphine Sulfate. If a drug is slow release it will usually be noted as "ER" for extended release... "CR" for continuous release, etc. The best way to get accurate information for your drug questions is to call your Registered Pharmacist (not the pharmacy tech). I am always amazed at the "WRONG INFORMATION" that I see posted on this site. Everyone has an answer... but most of the time it is mis-information.
- Morphine Information for Consumers
- Morphine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Morphine (detailed)
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