What is Morphine ER?

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Generic name: Morphine

Morphine sulfate ER is an extended release formulation that is normally taken once or twice a day depending on the product and patient need. It is used for moderate to severe pain that requires continuous, around-the-clock treatment over a long period of time.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 206 91
Fibromyalgia 140 68
Pain in lower back 16 10
Back pain 11 4
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 9 8

Show all 92 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 18
Moderate 57
Mild 77
None 90

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Morphine ER

Side effect Patients
Constipation 53
Drowsiness 10
Chronic constipation 7
Nausea 7
Dry mouth 6
Itching 4

Show all 88 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Morphine ER

Dosage Patients
15 mg twice daily 8
30 mg twice daily 7
30 mg daily 6
15 mg three times daily 6
60 mg daily 3
120 mg daily 3
90 mg daily 2
60 mg twice daily 2
100 mg twice daily 2
1 tsp. four times daily 1

See all 29 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Morphine ER

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 37
Did not seem to work 34
Other 30
Side effects too severe 29
Expense 8
Change in health plan coverage 7
Course of treatment ended 7
Personal research 7
See all 116 patients who've stopped taking Morphine ER

Duration

Currently taking Morphine ER

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 7
2 - 5 years 17
5 - 10 years 19
10 years or more 12

Stopped taking Morphine ER

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 16
1 - 6 months 40
6 months - 1 year 10
1 - 2 years 14
2 - 5 years 21
5 - 10 years 13
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 208
Usually 23
Sometimes 7
Never taken as prescribed 4
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 12
Somewhat hard to take 26
A little hard to take 33
Not at all hard to take 171
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 8
$100-199 9
$50-99 10
$25-49 31
< $25 114
Not specified 70

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Morphine ER after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Oxycodone ER (Oxycontin) 9
Fentanyl patch (Duragesic) 6
Methadone (Methadose) 6
Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) 5
Tramadol (Ultram) 5

Show all 25 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Morphine ER and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Methadone (Methadose) 3
Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) 3
Buprenorphine patch (BuTrans patch) 2
Fentanyl patch (Duragesic) 2
Morphine (Morphine ER) 2

Show all 20 treatments patients report switching to

Last updated:

14 patient evaluations for Morphine ER

Dec 8, 2016 (Started Dec 07, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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
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