What is Morphine ER?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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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 92
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 78
None 91

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Morphine ER

Side effect Patients
Constipation 53
Drowsiness 11
Chronic constipation 7
Nausea 7
Dry mouth 6
Itching 4

Show all 70 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Morphine ER

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

See all 31 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Morphine ER

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 38
Did not seem to work 34
Other 31
Side effects too severe 29
Expense 8
Change in health plan coverage 7
Course of treatment ended 7
Personal research 7
See all 117 patients who've stopped taking Morphine ER

Duration

Currently taking Morphine ER

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 7
2 - 5 years 12
5 - 10 years 23
10 years or more 14

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 22
5 - 10 years 13
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 209
Usually 24
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 173
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 8
$100-199 9
$50-99 10
$25-49 31
< $25 115
Not specified 71

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
Buprenorphine patch (BuTrans patch) 2
Fentanyl patch (Duragesic) 2
Morphine (Morphine ER) 2
Morphine ER (MS Contin) 2

Show all 20 treatments patients report switching to

Last updated:

14 patient evaluations for Morphine ER

Aug 6, 2009 (Started Jan 15, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsiness, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: HIGHLY ADDICTIVE
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness, constipation

  • 0 helpful marks

May 18, 2009 (Started Apr 28, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsiness, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Must have friends and family to help.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness, constipation

May 7, 2009 (Started Apr 28, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsiness, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Have family and friends to drive you around, to appts, market etc.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness, constipation

  • 0 helpful marks
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