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Astramorph (Morphine Sulfate Epidural) - Summary

 
 



ASTRAMORPH SUMMARY

ASTRAMORPH/PF™
(morphine sulfate injection, USP) Preservative-Free CS-ll

Morphine is the most important alkaloid of opium and is a phenanthrene derivative.

ASTRAMORPH (Morphine EPIDURAL) is indicated for the following:

Astramorph/PF is a systemic narcotic analgesic for administration by the intravenous, epidural or intrathecal routes. It is used for the management of pain not responsive to non-narcotic analgesics. Astramorph/PF, administered epidurally or intrathecally, provides pain relief for extended periods without attendant loss of motor, sensory or sympathetic function.


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Media Articles Related to Astramorph (Morphine Epidural)

Data presented at NANS 2014 demonstrate long-term, low back pain relief with Spectra Spinal Cord Stimulator System
Source: Medical Devices / Diagnostics News From Medical News Today [2014.12.20]
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Novel agent decreases neuropathic pain in patients with type 2 diabetes
Source: Diabetes News From Medical News Today [2014.12.19]
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The difficulties of treating shoulder pain in baseball pitchers
Source: Bones / Orthopedics News From Medical News Today [2014.12.15]
Results of treating shoulder pain in baseball pitchers and other throwing athletes are not as predictable as doctors, patients and coaches would like to think, according to a report in the journal...

Commonly prescribed painkiller not effective in controlling lower back pain
Source: Seniors / Aging News From Medical News Today [2014.12.15]
A new study in the journal Neurology shows that pregabalin is not effective in controlling the pain associated with lumbar spinal stenosis, the most common type of chronic lower back pain in older...

Painful Hands, Hurting Hearts?
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology [2014.12.15]
(MedPage Today) -- Symptomatic hand osteoarthritis was linked with coronary heart disease.

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Published Studies Related to Astramorph (Morphine Epidural)

Evaluation of a single-dose, extended-release epidural morphine formulation for pain control after lumbar spine surgery. [2014]
DepoDur, an extended-release epidural morphine, has been used effectively for postoperative pain control following many orthopaedic and general surgery procedures and has provided prolonged analgesia when compared with Duramorph. The goal of this article was to compare the safety and analgesic efficacy of DepoDur versus Duramorph after lumbar spine surgery...

Ropivacaine Continuous Wound Infusion Versus Epidural Morphine for Postoperative Analgesia After Cesarean Delivery: A Randomized Controlled Trial. [2011.10.24]
Background:The infusion of local anesthetic in the surgical wound is helpful in the multimodal management of postoperative pain. We hypothesized that local anesthetic wound infusion after cesarean delivery would provide better pain control than epidural morphine analgesia.Methods:Healthy, term women scheduled for elective cesarean delivery were included in this assessor-blinded, randomized study...

Prior epidural lidocaine alters the pharmacokinetics and drug effects of extended-release epidural morphine (DepoDur(R)) after cesarean delivery. [2011.08]
BACKGROUND: A potential physicochemical interaction between epidural local anesthetics and extended-release epidural morphine (EREM) could negate the sustained release. In this study, we sought to determine the pharmacokinetic and drug effects of prior epidural lidocaine administration on EREM... CONCLUSION: A large dose of epidural lidocaine 1 hour before EREM administration alters the pharmacokinetics and drug effects of EREM. Clinicians must apply caution when EREM is administered even 1 hour after an epidural lidocaine "top-up" for cesarean delivery.

A comparison of epidural morphine with low dose bupivacaine versus epidural morphine alone on motor and respiratory function in dogs following splenectomy. [2011.05]
OBJECTIVE: To compare post-operative motor function in dogs that received epidural morphine and low dose bupivacaine versus epidural morphine alone following splenectomy... This combination can be used without concern of motor paralysis in healthy animals.

Higher postoperative pain and increased morphine consumption follow pre- rather than post-incisional single dose epidural morphine. [2011.04]
BACKGROUND: Neuraxial administration of morphine is an effective way of controlling postoperative pain and reducing analgesic consumption. Some animal models have demonstrated that preemptive administration of neuraxial narcotics reduces pain, while others have revealed the contrary. In addition, there have been no consistent results in clinical settings. This double-blind, randomized study compared the effects of pre- vs. post-incisional administration of neuraxial morphine on postoperative pain perception and analgesic requirements over 48 hours following laparotomy for open colectomy under standardized general anesthesia... CONCLUSION: Pre-incisional epidural morphine in patients undergoing open colonic surgery under general anesthesia was associated with more postoperative pain, a greater need for analgesics, and poorer patient satisfaction compared to post-incisional morphine administration.

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Clinical Trials Related to Astramorph (Morphine Epidural)

Efficacy and Safety of Intranasal Morphine for Pain After Third Molar Extraction [Completed]
This study involves approximately 200 patients designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of intranasal (IN) morphine 7. 5 mg and 15 mg, intravenous morphine (IV) 7. 5 mg, immediate release oral (PO) morphine 60 mg or placebo in patients with acute postsurgical pain following third molar extraction.

Intrathecal Morphine in Knee Arthroplasty [Completed]
This study is designed to explore the efficacy lower doses of intra-spinal morphine for pain relief and side effect profiles of same in the setting of Total Knee Replacement. We hypothesized that a dose greater than that used in Total Hip Replacement was needed and wished to find a dose which was effective but had a low side effect profile.

Efficacy and Safety of Intranasal Morphine for Pain After Bunion Surgery [Completed]
Study designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Intranasal (IN) Morphine Nasal Spray (MNS075) 3. 75 mg, 7. 5 mg, 15 mg, and 30 mg, intravenous (IV) morphine 7. 5 mg, or IN placebo in patients with moderate to severe post-surgical pain following orthopedic surgery. After initial dosing, up to six (6) doses of IN MNS075 7. 5 mg or 15 mg for up to twenty-four (24) hours will be evaluated. The rescue dose remained the same for each.

A Study of Kadian NT in Subjects With Pain Due to Osteoarthritis of the Hip or Knee [Completed]
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of Kadian NT compared with placebo for treating moderate to severe chronic pain over a 12 week period.

INFUSE Morphine Study [Completed]
Double-blind study comparing the pharmacokinetics, safety and tolerability of morphine administered subcutaneously (SC) with and without human recombinant hyaluronidase (HYLENEX) and intravenously conducted in patients in a hospice care setting or through a palliative care medicine setting. In this within-patient controlled study, each eligible study patient receives a single injection by each of the three methods of morphine administration, sequentially on three consecutive days, according to the order specified by a randomization schedule.

Each of the three injections consists of 5 mg of morphine (1. 0 mL of 5 mg/mL solution). The HYLENEX injection will be 1 mL of 150 units. Although the IV administration will not be blinded, the two SC injections will be double-blinded, using the same volume of normal saline (0. 9% sodium chloride) placebo (1. 0 mL) as HYLENEX.

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