what is the difference:rolleyes:
In MS Contin, the MS stands for morphine sulfate, contin for continous, it is a time release pill. Morphine sulfate is immediate release (sometimes called MSIR).
Kadian, Avinza, MS Contin and Oramorph are all controlled release.
I HAD ASK ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MS IE 30 mg. AND MS CONTIN 30 mg ER THAT DOSEN'T SEEM TO BE HELPING MY PAIN AS MUCH AS THEE MSIR. MY FIRST QUESTION IS MORE INFORMATION THAN THIS ONE I'M SENDING. PLEASE LET ME KNOW A.S.A.P. I KNOW IT CAN'T BE IN MY HEAD CAUSE THE PAIN IS NOT SEEMED TO BEING CONTROLED AS WITH THE MSIR.
THANK YOU DENISE
my doctor writes out my script for MS Contin 30mg. the pharmacy fills it with the generic Morphine Sulfate ER. Hopefully this helps answer your question.
I have stage 3 pancreatic cancer, I take MS Contin 30 mg & Hydromorphone 4mg together at the same time. Otherwise I feel very little relief when taking them alone. I take them both 4 or more times a day together.
i get ms contin every month and i end up with the generic version morphine sulfate there is no difference between the two
Hey wally, ms contin is a brand name version of morphine so4 and the generic is a pill made with cheaper chemicals. I have been told, and have experienced the effects of generic form of ms contin, generic ms contin lasts approx. 8hrs if you are lucky. And dr's know this. It all comes down to what kind of insurance you have. I am on medicare and I will get only generic. Hope this helps. Kpwilson
I know these are the same drug but I'd like to understand the withdrawal of this drug for chronic use: MS Contin. What is the best way to taper to dc? Is it better to DC or taper for 17 yrs of use or to taper this drug? The patient had used a pain cocktail for 17 yrs treating chronic pain which including Valium, MS Contin & hydrocodone. They successfully redused the Valium to 0, and suffered all of the typical side effects without seizureswith from the benzos, for at least 5 months. They had previously reduced the hydrocodone down from 20mg tid to 5,5, 10mg daily. The MS Contin was set at 30, 30, 45. Now at 30mg, 15mg, 45. They suffer from sleeplessness, joint pain, tingling, hypermotility of the gut. No diahrrea at this time. Feeling tired and a bit frustrated. No desire to up the dosage because they want to be off of this drug. Please advise on the course to withdraw the patient from this med-MS Contin. This put wishes to only take an as needed dosage of hydrocodone rather than all of the medication.
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