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Drug Description of Morphine Sulphate
Morphine is a pain medication of the opiate family that is found naturally in a number of plants and animals, including humans. It acts directly on the central nervous system (CNS) to decrease the feeling of pain. Morphine can be administered by mouth, by injection into a muscle, by injection under the skin, intravenously, injection into the space around the spinal cord. Its maximum effect is reached after about 20 minutes when administered intravenously and 60 minutes when administered by mouth, while the duration of its effect is 3–7 hours.
Uses of Morphine
- Morphine is used primarily to treat both acute and chronic severe pain. Its duration of analgesia is about three to seven hours.
- It is used for pain due to myocardial infarction and for labor pains. Morphine has also traditionally been used in the treatment of acute pulmonary edema.
- Morphine has indicated effectiveness in relieving cancer pain.
- It is beneficial in reducing the symptom of shortness of breath due to both cancer and noncancer causes.
- Morphine is also available as a slow-release formulation for opiate substitution therapy for addicts who cannot tolerate either methadone or buprenorphine
Dosage and Administration
Initiate the dosing regimen for each patient individually, taking into account the patient’s prior analgesic treatment experience and risk factors for addiction, abuse, and misuse.
Morphine sulfate extended-release tablets must be taken whole. Crushing, chewing, or dissolving morphine sulfate extended-release tablets will result in uncontrolled delivery of morphine and can lead to overdose or death
Use Of Morphine Sulfate Extended-Release Tablets As The First Opioid Analgesic
Initiate treatment with morphine sulfate extended-release tablets with 15 mg tablets orally every 8 or 12 hours.
The starting dose for patients, who are not opioid-tolerant, is 15 mg orally every 6 to 12 hours. Patients who are opioid-tolerant are those receiving, for one week or longer, at least 60 mg oral morphine per day, 25 mcg transdermal fentanyl per hour, 30 mg oral oxycodone per day, 8 mg oral hydromorphone per day, 25 mg oral oxymorphone per day, or an equianalgesic dose of another opioid.
Side Effects of Use
Potentially serious side effects of morphine include decreased respiratory effort and low blood pressure. Morphine is addictive and prone to abuse. If one’s dose is reduced after long-term use, opioid withdrawal symptoms may occur. Common side effects of morphine include drowsiness, vomiting, and constipation.