What is Morphine-naltrexone?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Embeda

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Morphine and naltrexone is a combination of an opioid analgesic and an opioid antagonist used for the treatment of moderate-to-severe pain when continual, around-the-clock therapy is needed for an extended period of time. The addition of naltrexone helps prevent certain forms of abuse.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 2
Mild 2
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Morphine-naltrexone

Side effect Patients
Constipation 1
Dizziness 1
Dry mouth 1
Insomnia 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Morphine-naltrexone

Dosage Patients
20-0.8 mg twice daily 1
301.2 mg daily 1
60 x 20-0.8 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Morphine-naltrexone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 3
Other 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Expense 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 8 patients who've stopped taking Morphine-naltrexone

Duration

Currently taking Morphine-naltrexone

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 2

Stopped taking Morphine-naltrexone

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

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Morphine-naltrexone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Morphine ER (MS Contin) 1
Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) 1

Patients stopped taking Morphine-naltrexone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 1
Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Morphine-naltrexone

Jul 15, 2011 (Started Feb 08, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: THIS WAS THE ONLY MEDICINE THAT I WAS SEEING POSITIVE EFFECTS FROM.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Feb 21, 2011 (Started Feb 08, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I had reached a point in my life, that after taking every pain medicine, at the highest doses, for years, nothing was helping. I tried the Naltrexone, but alone it did nothing for my severe pain. Enbeda is a combination of Morphine and a low dose of Naltrexone. So far I have noticed a diffrence in my pain level, plus I'm getting the benefits of what the Naltrexone is doing for the fibromylgia and chronic fatigue.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Sep 22, 2010 (Started Aug 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (feeling out of it, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: dizziness, feeling out of it

  • 0 helpful marks
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