Morphine Sulfate IR (MSIR)

azprincess2010's Morphine Sulfate IR (MSIR) History (Stopped)
Morphine Sulfate IR (MSIR) (morphine)
180 mg Daily Mar 31 - Jun 16, 2010
Stopped Did not seem to work and Change in health plan coverage Jun 16, 2010

azprincess2010's Morphine Sulfate IR (MSIR) is for…

  • Breakthrough pain

azprincess2010's side effects of Morphine Sulfate IR (MSIR)…

  • Occasional constipation Jan 25, 2010
  • Sweating excessive Jan 25, 2010
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) Jan 25, 2010
  • Nausea Jan 25, 2010

Evaluations


Jun 16, 2010

  • Perceived effectiveness for Breakthrough pain: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 180 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It really is strange, but I never got too much pain relief from the immediate release of this medication. Now, on the other hand, the EXTENDED release is totally different and works like a charm. Plus, my insurance would only pain for a partial prescription of the immediate release pills, leaving me to pay for the rest. So my doctor switched me back to the Lortab 10 for break-through pain and that works so much better.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 31, 2010

  • Perceived effectiveness for Breakthrough pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 180 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication works very well if you take it right at the onset of pain. If you wait for too long and let the pain get too severe, then it is so much harder to control! My doctor just increased it today because I am having a major increase in back pain. I also have swelling of the legs, which is unrelated to the MSIR, but could mean an obstuction causing further pain. I have an ultrasound next week.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 25, 2010

  • Perceived effectiveness for Breakthrough pain: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: I take this to relieve breakthrough back pain and it is very effective. I went to a pain clinic who didn't believe in anything for breakthrough pain, and I was getting a lot of pain. They stated they had a "ceiling" limit and with the MS Contin, I had reached the limit. My primary care doctor is taking care of that now, needless to say, and since she has, my pain & quality of life have greatly improved!!
Cost: < $25 monthly

About Morphine Sulfate IR (MSIR) (Prescription Drug)

Morphine Sulfate is available in short acting preparations, known as Immediate Release (MSIR) formulations. It is effective rapidly, especially when taken in the liquid formulation. It is often referred to as "rescue" or "breakthrough" doses when used with long-acting preparations

Learn more about Morphine Sulfate IR (MSIR) in our Morphine Sulfate IR (MSIR) Community Report.