3 patient evaluations for Morphine ER with a side effects rating of Mild

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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

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Aug 10, 2011 (Started Aug 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation, frequent vertigo with nausea, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am reducing down to 160mg/day. I don't think it's working so far! I'm taking more of the breakthrough stuff!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation, nausea, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), frequent vertigo with nausea

Sep 20, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for chronic pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation, frequent vertigo with nausea, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My pain kept escalating, so my doctor took me off my 90 mg of MS ER and switched it to 100mg twice daily with much improvement. I take Phenergan for nausea, so I don't even have a problem with that! I take Lortab 10/325 for break through pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation, nausea, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), frequent vertigo with nausea

Apr 29, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for chronic pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation, frequent vertigo with nausea, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 180 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Because I can't have lower back surgery yet due to my weight and I need to lose more, my doctor raised my dose of MS ER to 90mg twice a day. This has been effective. I have had mild side effects such as nausea & sleepiness, but they are tolerable.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation, nausea, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), frequent vertigo with nausea

Mar 25, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for chronic pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation, frequent vertigo with nausea, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was started on Morphine about three months ago when I stopped responding to hydrocodone/apap. I was taking more and more of the hydrocodone, with ibuprofen and aspirin and it just didn't ever seem to work. I take it for the three slipped discs in my back that send shooting & radiating pain down both my legs. It is unbearable at times, so the MS has definitely worked wonders for me in terms of I can get up and about without that severe pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation, nausea, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), frequent vertigo with nausea

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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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