Each extended-release tablet, for oral administration contains 100 mg of morphine sulfate USP. Morphine sulfate is an opioid analgesic.
Morphine sulfate extended-release tablets are a controlled release oral morphine formulation indicated for the relief of moderate to severe pain. They are intended for use in patients who require repeated dosing with potent opioid analgesics over periods of more than a few days.
Media Articles Related to Morphine
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Published Studies Related to Morphine
Evaluation of a single-dose, extended-release epidural morphine formulation for
pain control after lumbar spine surgery. 
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...
Morphine decreases clopidogrel concentrations and effects: a randomized,
double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. 
effects on platelets... CONCLUSIONS: Morphine delays clopidogrel absorption, decreases plasma levels of
The postoperative analgesic effect of morphine and paracetamol in the patients
undergoing laparotomy, using PCA method. 
CONCLUSION: Morphine seems to be more effective at 2 and 4 hours, but after 4
Comparison of the efficacy and safety of dual-opioid treatment with morphine plus
oxycodone versus oxycodone/acetaminophen for moderate to severe acute pain after
total knee arthroplasty. 
oxycodone/acetaminophen and fixed low-dose morphine/oxycodone... CONCLUSIONS: Flexible dose morphine/oxycodone was superior to low-dose
Effect of morphine on lower urinary tract discomfort after transurethral
resection of prostate under general anesthesia: a randomised clinical study. 
TURP-related LUT discomfort symptoms... CONCLUSION: Based on these results, we conclude that morphine effectively reduces
Clinical Trials Related to Morphine
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.
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
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.
Problems With Morphine Use in Patients With a Severe Brain Injury [Active, not recruiting]
Hypothesis: During severe brain trauma (injury, surgery) the ensuing inflammatory response in
the central nervous system (CNS) results in a decrease in the expression of the transporter
protein p-glycoprotein (PGP) in the blood brain barrier. This loss results in the
penetration into the brain of certain drugs that are normally excluded by the transporter
protein. In this study the working hypothesis is that the agitation observed in patients
with CNS trauma treated with morphine is related to the inflammation evoked loss of PGP in
the blood brain barrier and the accumulation of the morphine metabolite 3-morphine
Reports of Suspected Morphine Side Effects
Completed Suicide (135),
Toxicity TO Various Agents (118),
Cardio-Respiratory Arrest (83),
Cardiac Arrest (78),
Respiratory Arrest (77),
Drug Abuse (68),
Drug Ineffective (41),
Somnolence (38), more >>
PATIENT REVIEWS / RATINGS / COMMENTS
Based on a total of 2 ratings/reviews, Morphine has an overall score of 5.50. The effectiveness score is 7 and the side effect score is 6. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst.
Morphine review by 47 year old male patient
|Overall rating:|| || |
|Effectiveness:|| || Considerably Effective|
|Side effects:|| || No Side Effects|
|Condition / reason:|| || post surgery extreme pain |
|Dosage & duration:|| || 15 mg IR Tablets taken 2 x per day for the period of long term|
|Other conditions:|| || umbilical hernia |
|Other drugs taken:|| || too many to list |
|Benefits:|| || Relief of chronic intermittent pain. Also, relief from chronic ( post ) repeated surgery and repeated hospitalizations.|
|Side effects:|| || No side effects even after prolonged use for intermittent chronic pain. Have been taking 15 mg tablets on and off ( not taken every day ) for over 2 years. |
|Comments:|| || Currently being used on a as needed basis for chronic pain. Also, used for sudden onset of severe pain from post surgical complications. |
Morphine review by 64 year old female patient
|Overall rating:|| || |
|Effectiveness:|| || Moderately Effective|
|Side effects:|| || Extremely Severe Side Effects|
|Condition / reason:|| || for tramflap surgery,implant removal|
|Dosage & duration:|| || not sure, administered by doctor (dosage frequency: only during surgery) for the period of not sure|
|Other conditions:|| || none|
|Other drugs taken:|| || none|
|Benefits:|| || none |
|Side effects:|| || I went into shock during recovery from surgery and was told I had allergic reaction to the morphine and not to ever take it again. I saw red spiders and hallucinated for weeks afterwards.|
|Comments:|| || Not sure of any details, since it was during surgery and I was not awake.|
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