What is Morphine Sulfate IR (MSIR)?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Statex

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Generic name: Morphine

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

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Chronic pain 45 18
Pain 42 19
Fibromyalgia 25 7
Breakthrough pain 18 15
Osteoarthritis 2 1
Pain in lower back 2 1

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 3
Moderate 8
Mild 15
None 14

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Morphine Sulfate IR (MSIR)

Side effect Patients
Constipation 5
Nausea 4
Decreased level of consciousness 3
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 2
Fatigue 2
Headaches 2

Show all 21 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Morphine Sulfate IR (MSIR)

Dosage Patients
60 mg daily 3
30 mg twice daily 2
30 mg four times daily 2
15mg as needed 2
15 mg twice daily 1
30 mg daily 1
15 mg three times daily 1
45 mg daily 1
15 mg four times daily 1
15 mg five times daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Morphine Sulfate IR (MSIR)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 6
Did not seem to work 5
Side effects too severe 5
Doctor's advice 4
Personal research 3
Change in health plan coverage 2
Course of treatment ended 2
See all 21 patients who’ve stopped taking Morphine Sulfate IR (MSIR)

Duration

Currently taking Morphine Sulfate IR (MSIR)

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Morphine Sulfate IR (MSIR)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 24
Usually 10
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 4
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 8
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 25
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 2
< $25 20
Not specified 16

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Morphine Sulfate IR (MSIR) after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Oxycodone (Oxycodone IR) 3
Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) 2
Buprenorphine patch (BuTrans Transdermal Patch) 1
Hydrocodone (Hysingla ER) 1
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Vicodin) 1

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Morphine Sulfate IR (MSIR) and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) 2
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Vicodin) 1
Morphine (Morphine ER) 1
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6 patient evaluations for Morphine Sulfate IR (MSIR)

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lhendrix0829
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lhendrix0829
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 48
Condition: Hypertension 15 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Hypertension

See lhendrix0829's full Morphine Sulfate IR (MSIR) history

Jul 1, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Chronic pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Breakthrough pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 45 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: No problem with this medication, it worked great on breakthrough pain. My only concern was that I would develop a high tolerance for it and if I was ever seriously injured or became chronically ill, then it would not be affective. I also know now that I was not educated properly by my PCP at the time. I was given the false pretense that this medication would eliminate my pain 100%. After I struggled for over a year with managing my pain (and not taking medication properly because of being uneducated) I did the research on my conditions and pain medications and learned that you are always going to feel up to 30% of pain and the goal should be to lower the pain level as much as possible with medications and alternative methods like a heating pad for example.

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Freddie33
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Freddie33
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F37y
CFS:16y Dx
FM:13y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See Freddie33's full Morphine Sulfate IR (MSIR) history

Nov 13, 2012 (Started Nov 11, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Chronic pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 45 mg Daily

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lazaras
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lazaras
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Little
Stickman: most
Description:M52y
FM:9y Dx
CFS:8y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See lazaras's full Morphine Sulfate IR (MSIR) history

Aug 25, 2010 (Started May 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Breakthrough pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 45 mg Daily

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