The ETHEX Corporation has announced a voluntary recall of a single lot of morphine sulfate 60 mg extended release tablets (Lot No. 91762) because a tablet that was twice as thick as it should have been was discovered. These oversized tablets could contain as much as double the amount of active morphine sulfate indicated on the label. The recalled lot was distributed under an “ETHEX” label between April 16th and April 27th of 2008. No other dosage strength, nor any other lot of the 60 mg strength is affected by this recall. The product is a white oval tablet with "60" on one side, and "E" on the reverse. If you take morphine sulfate tablets in the 60 mg extended release form, check your medication carefully. Opioids such as morphine have life-threatening consequences if overdosed. Those consequences can include respiratory depression (difficulty or lack of breathing), and low blood pressure. If you have any doubts about your medication, call your...
Getting off of pain medications usually requires an exit strategy. Anyone who has tried to abruptly discontinue a regularly used opioid (a pain medication which is chemically similar to opium that binds to opioid receptors in the body) can attest to the severe discomfort of withdrawal syndrome. The symptoms of withdrawal include: nausea, vomiting, aches, sweating, diarrhea, yawning, insomnia, irritability and gooseflesh. These symptoms indicate that the body is physically dependent on the chemical. Chemical dependency is difficult to overcome without a good strategy. That strategy should reduce the occurrence of withdrawal syndrome, the risk of relapse, and the risk of toxicity. Suboxone can help someone get off pain medications because it reduces withdrawal symptoms, cravings, and the risk of overdose.
Because Suboxone contains buprenorphine (an opioid), it serves as a substitute for other opioids and satisfies the body's need for the chemical. One advantage in converting from...
Generic Name: MORPHINE AUTO-INJECTOR - INJECTION Pronounced: (MOR-feen) Morphine IM Uses
This product is used to treat moderate-to-severe pain in
emergencies. It acts on certain centers in the brain to give you pain relief.
This medication is a narcotic pain reliever (opiate-type).
This product delivers one fixed dose of morphine and is
not recommended for use in children who are younger than 14 years or who weigh
less than 90 pounds (40 kilograms).
How To Use Morphine IM
This medication is given by injection into the muscle of
the outer thigh, through clothing if necessary, as directed. If you do not get
good pain relief after 30 minutes, a second dose may be given if so directed.
This product is meant to be used in emergencies only, so it is not usually
given repeatedly. However, if this product needs to be given repeatedly, it is
given as directed by the doctor, usually every 4 hours as
If you will be giving this med...
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