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User Reviews for Morphine Sulfate IR

Morphine Sulfate IR has an average rating of 7.3 out of 10 from a total of 11 ratings on Drugs.com. 64% of users who reviewed this medication reported a positive effect, while 9% reported a negative effect.

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Summary of Morphine Sulfate IR reviews 7.3 11 reviews

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Jinx342 June 17, 2020

For Chronic Pain: “Dr switched me to Morphine IR 15mg every 6 hours and Morphine ET 15 mg every 12 hours. I have severe lumbar facet joint syndrome and my left L5/S1 facet is so swollen it presses against my sciatic nerve at times . Now that I’m on Morphine IR I have my personality back in tact and I have found some relief! I recommend a genetic test if you feel meds aren’t working. I was on Percocet which activates the kappa receptor which can cause dysphoria (my experience). If you must be on these types of medications, trust your body to tell you and if all else fails - ask for a genetic test for pain. It can be a very helpful tool in avoiding meds that won’t work or give you unwanted side effects!”

9 / 10
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DMHumes · Taken for 10 years or more October 31, 2019

For Chronic Pain: “As an RN, I was exposed to massive radiation during Heart Caths, from the Fluoro-tube, as my left side of face was close to the tube during caths. I had reconstructive surgery cuz the radiation destroyed the bones that held my teeth, the left sinus floor, then traveled to my left rib cage, 12 rib fractures from picking up a glass of tea or coughing. I also have fractured L4, L5, S1 from a 5 roll over car accident. I've tried Demerol/Phenergan, Oxycodone, Oxycontin, Dilaudid, Vicodin, Percocet, Darvocet, Oromorph. ALL pain meds work differently on different Neuro-pathways. The ONLY med that has ever worked for me, Morphine IR 15mg, 4x day. I took a morphine vacation for one month, then back on Morphine. I can function, work, be productive without being doped up. Extended Release morphine has never worked for bone/nerve pain. Doctors are now regulated by DEA, and cannot prescribe more than 90mg/day of any narcotic. Only end stage cancer patients can get more.”

8 / 10
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Spike89 · Taken for 2 to 5 years February 25, 2016

For Chronic Pain: “I was in a severe car accident and broke both hips, both shoulders, 6 cervical and 5 lumber and 1 thoracic vertebrae. I had to increase pain relievers, but the Tylenol with Codeine causes my liver enzymes to increase. So, I combine the morphine 15mg with Fentanyl patches (was at 75, dropped to 25, but back up to 50), for immediate relief. This allows me to be able to get out of bed and do activities and I'm in bed until it kicks in. I'm also on Gabapentin 800mg 3x daily and Soma. I have flu like symptoms when I miss my dose, so having to time my medical appointments to always be exactly on a day when I'm going to run out is an ongoing problem. Also, being on morphine means that I have to have dilaudid after surgeries.”

9 / 10
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rocker-chick96 August 10, 2014

For Chronic Pain: “After getting a bad infection meningitis I had some long term damage. I have migraines daily and fibromyalgia and interstitial cystitis. I can't take most pain medication because it can make it worse. Morphine is the only one that has worked for me & I'm able to live a life! It's been 7 years and my dose has stayed the same. I take morphine sulphate IR 30, 3 times a day. No side effects no more. I can drive & it doesn't affect daily activities. But be careful it causes constipation. So if you are on it I recommend that you take a stool softener & vitamins.”

10 / 10
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MyBackHurts2 January 21, 2015

For Chronic Pain: “I've been taking Morphine Sulfate IR 15 mg for Two yrs now. It gives me 80% relief I have 2 herniated disk and degenerative disk disease. I'm on disability. I can at least walk for longer than 10 minutes now. I know I should be on something a bit stronger but here in Michigan doctors a very reluctant to prescribe due to those who abuse! ”

7 / 10
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PainGuy123 · Taken for less than 1 month July 10, 2013

For Chronic Pain: “This is for IR not SR or ER morphine. It's great. I have terrible reactions to extended release. I'm taking 15mg at 2 hour intervals. I've been working with where my pain is, yet it still hurts. I know a higher dose will do better, but Morphine Sulfate IR is going okay for now.”

9 / 10
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rascleo July 29, 2015

For Chronic Pain: “I take Morphine Sulfate, 30mg;bid. I take Morphine for an incurrable brain disease. I take 3 narcotic medications for the absolutely unbareable pain I experience 8 times per day, at the exact same time. The Morphine IR 30mg. takes about a 1/0th of the pain away in about 20 minutes. If no relief in 20 minutes I take one more. For me Morphine IR 30 mg. is a good choice, it works fairly well, and does not interact with my other medications, which are many.”

6 / 10
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Jrzymom August 20, 2009

For Pain: “I have been in severe pain from the age of 12 . I am now 30 and have been on many different medicines. This is the only medicine that lets me live my life with my 3 kids and husband. I love morphine and would never take anything else.”

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wayneversola November 12, 2015

For Chronic Pain: “My doctor prescribes Morphine Sulfate IR 15, to me for chronic pain. I get a really bad pain in my abdomen immediately after I take a dose, happens every time. Does anybody have this problem? The only thing I like about taking Morphine, is that I don't get groggy from it, but, it doesn't seem to "kill" my pain completely. My doctor used to prescribe me Oxycodone 40 mg, I couldn't stand the way that it made me feel, I'd get drowsy and feel like I was on Heroin or something and it didn't take away my pain.”

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Chrissy cakes · Taken for 2 to 5 years November 12, 2012

For Chronic Pain: “Morphine sulphate IR does help me to function on a daily basis. I take it in conjunction with MScontin. I suffer from fibromyalgia, degenerative disc disease, carpal tunnel, herniated discs, ruptured discus, and I also have hepatitis C. Therefore taking anything containing Aspirin or Tylenol would compromise liver health. I also have chronic pancreas. I am afraid to have surgery, I have blood drawn every 3 months to check my liver function checked. I have remained in remission for over 3 yrs this time. I did have a bout of pancreatitis 2 months ago. I don't drink alcohol either.”

6 / 10
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Anonymous September 30, 2012

“The best pain medication, that I have ever used. Been on pain meds for 25 yrs. If not for this I would not be able to walk.”

8 / 10
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ladykatg May 8, 2010

For Pain: “I have been on morphine for at least 7 years..It is the only medicine that seems to manage my pain. Without it I would be in bed 90% of the time. With it I can have a life.”

8 / 10
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