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Morphine sulfate extended-release tablets are indicated for the management of moderate to severe pain when a continuous, around-the-clock opioid analgesic is needed for an extended period of time.Morphine sulfate extended-release 100 mg and 200 mg tablets are only for patients in whom tolerance to an opioid of comparable potency is established.
Opioids are the strongest form of medication used to treat pain. Opioids work by attaching to opioid receptors, which are found in many areas of the body, including the brain, spinal cord and gastrointestinal tract. An opioid attaches to the receptor, which reduces the transmission of pain messages to the brain, reducing pain. Opioids are used to treat moderate to severe pain that is not well managed with other pain medications. They do not treat the underlying cause of the pain. If cancer is causing the pain, the cancer treatment is aimed at reducing the pain.
There are several different formulations of morphine. This formulation is a quick acting pill used for the treatment of acute pain. Acute pain is pain that comes on quickly and occurs intermittently and is sometimes referred to as breakthrough pain. This medication can be used with another medication used to treat chronic pain.
This form of morphine is a pill and is taken with or without food, either as needed for pain or as a regularly scheduled medication, as decided by your care provider. Morphine sulfate immediate release pills come in various dosages. Your doctor will determine the exact dosage and dosing schedule. MSIR begins working in 30 minutes, although it reaches its peak effect in 1 hour. It will continue to work for 2 to 4 hours.
There are a number of things you can do to manage the side effects of morphine sulfate oral, immediate release pill. Talk to your care team about these recommendations. They can help you decide what will work best for you. These are some of the most common or important side effects:
Constipation Caused by Pain Medications
Constipation is a very common side effect of pain medications that continues as long as you are taking the medications. This side effect can often be managed well with the following preventative measures:
- Drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day. Warm or hot fluids can be helpful.
- Increasing physical activity when possible.
- Attempting a bowel movement at the same time each day.
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