MS Contin® (Morphine Sulfate) is a potent opiate drug used to treat moderate to severe pain for those who are already opioid-tolerant. This painkiller is intended for those who require both continuous and extended pain management treatment. This medication is available in tablets and injectable forms for intramuscular or intravenous use. MS Contin ® is not to be taken as a PRN, or as needed. Furthermore, patients should take this drug while under close supervision of a doctor because it has a high potential of dose increase and health risks.
Morphine sulfate 15mg, 30mg, 60mg, 100mg, 200mg and ext-rel tabs.
*The two highest doses are for patients already tolerant to opiates and can cause fatal respiratory depression. Because the drugs are considered a strong narcotic pain reliever, MS Contin is usually prescribed for cancer patients or those who have suffered severe physical trauma. Similar formulas made and sold by other companies include Avinza and Kadian.
- MS Contin
When MS CONTIN therapy is no longer necessary, symptoms of withdrawal may occur. Discuss with your prescribing physician the possibility of a gradual downward titration or an inpatient medical detoxification.