What is MS Contin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

true

Generic name: Morphine ER

MS Contin is a time-released form of morphine sulfate usually taken every twelve hours for chronic pain. It is the brand name for morphine sulfate marketed by Purdue Pharma.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 62 26
Fibromyalgia 34 17
Back pain 4 2
Multiple sclerosis 3 0
Pain in hip(s) 3 3

Show all 27 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 4
Moderate 17
Mild 19
None 21

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with MS Contin

Side effect Patients
Constipation 16
Chronic constipation 4
Drowsiness 4
Brain fog 2
Itching 2
Bone loss in jaw 1

Show all 21 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking MS Contin

Dosage Patients
30 mg twice daily 4
15 mg three times daily 3
15 mg twice daily 1
60 mg twice daily 1
100 mg twice daily 1
260 mg daily 1
30mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking MS Contin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 11
Doctor's advice 11
Other 6
Side effects too severe 6
Course of treatment ended 3
Personal research 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Expense 1
See all 30 patients who've stopped taking MS Contin

Duration

Currently taking MS Contin

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking MS Contin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 12
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 54
Usually 5
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 8
Not at all hard to take 46
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 3
$25-49 11
< $25 26
Not specified 18

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking MS Contin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Oxycodone ER (Oxycontin) 4
Methadone (Methadose) 3
Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) 3
Morphine ER (MS Contin) 2
Fentanyl patch (Duragesic) 1

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking MS Contin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Methadone (Methadose) 2
Morphine (Morphine ER) 1
Morphine-naltrexone (Embeda) 1
Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) 1
Last updated:

11 patient evaluations for MS Contin

Mar 21, 2017 (Started Mar 01, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 16, 2016 (Started Feb 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for shooting pain in left arm)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain around ribs)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Increase fluids and fiber as well as probably starting an over the counter stool softener to prevent constipation!!

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 2, 2014 (Started Jul 06, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for chronic pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
Showing 3 of 11 patient evaluations for MS Contin