3 patient evaluations for Morphine ER with a burden rating of A little hard to take

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Oct 14, 2015 (Started Feb 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for kidney stone)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (problems concentrating, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Twice daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Nov 20, 2014 (Started Feb 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (problems concentrating, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Take it on time and at the same time every day!
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 19, 2013 (Started Feb 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for degenerative disc disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 90 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stick to a regular schedule. Use MSIR to manage breakthrough pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 17, 2010 (Started Sep 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have lived w/ severe chronic pain (due to a severe collagen disorder similar to Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome) for over 7 years. This is the 2nd time in those years that I've been on time-released morphine. I was put on methadone in between. For me, morphine works far better than the methadone ever did. That said, it doesn't work THAT well & I have a lot of breakthrough pain. If I had something to take for breakthrough, I'm sure I'd rate that it works better. The only burden I have is getting to my dr's office every 28 days for my refill (they only give me a 28 day supply, not 30...) as I don't have a car & getting a ride is tedious... I don't tell anyone at all that I take what I do for pain, or even that I take anything for pain, as the last thing I need is them either hitting me up for a pill or just trying to steal them - both things I've had happen in the past, in fact had to end a friendship because of it (they wouldn't quit asking for pills even though I said no). Make sure you eat lots of whole-grain & gets a lot of fiber. Drink a lot of water. These will help with the constipation opioids cause...
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation, nausea, nausea

Nov 8, 2009 (Started Sep 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Just don't stop taking without dr's advice and tapering down, you can get very sick and can increase any psych issues you may have during withdrawal.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation, nausea, nausea

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