Morphine HCL Retard 10MG
30 10mg prolonged release tablets
- Morphine HCL Retard 10MG is a strong pain reliever .
- For severe pain, such as pain after surgery, after accidents, after a heart attack, colic pain and cancer. Also in case of severe shortness of breath and care for someone who is not getting better (palliative care).
- Tablets, oral solution and suppositories work within 1 to 2 hours. Injections and drip work faster. These all work for 4 to 7 hours.
- Modified-release tablets (MGA or retard) work longer: about 12 hours.
- Use morphine for as long as you need it and on a regular schedule. For example every 4 hours or every 12 hours for modified release tablets.
- Constipation occurs in almost everyone and can be serious. Avoid this by using a laxative every day . You may also experience other gastrointestinal complaints.
- Morphine HCL Retard 10MG can also make you drowsy and dizzy. This means you are not allowed to drive for the first 2 weeks. Then only if you no longer suffer from side effects.
- Watch out with alcohol. This can make you even drowsy
- Have you been taking morphine for a long time and want to stop? Then don’t stop all at once. You may experience withdrawal symptoms such as agitation, vomiting, sweating and insomnia. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice if you want to stop taking morphine.
Doctors prescribe it for sudden severe pain , such as pain after surgery, serious injury, pain after a heart attack, or colic pain. Also with long-term severe pain, such as pain from cancer.
Doctors also prescribe it for severe shortness of breath due to a heart that pumps less well ( heart failure ) and for care for people who are no longer getting better (palliative care).
A damaged part of the body sends a ‘message’ to the brain via sensory nerves. The brain responds to this through movement, for example pulling the hands away from a heat source, and with emotions, such as fear. These reactions are useful in many situations, but they are often no longer the case with illness, surgery and previous injuries.
relief Pain relief usually goes through a step-by-step plan. Paracetamol is the first step in this. In most cases, acetaminophen is the safest way to treat pain. This has the fewest side effects and usually works well. In some cases, an anti-inflammatory pain reliever, such as ibuprofen, works better. For example, in case of inflammation or if your child suffers from painful swelling after an operation or dental procedure. If these do not work sufficiently (anymore), the doctor prescribes morphine-like painkillers (opiates). These have a strong analgesic effect. The weakly acting morphine-like painkillers, such as tramadol, are the first step in this. If these do not work sufficiently (anymore), the doctor prescribes strong-acting morphine-like painkillers, such as morphine.
If severe pain is expected, such as after some operations, the doctor will prescribe a strong pain reliever right away. This is then reduced after a few days and replaced by a less strong pain reliever.
Morphine ensures that the ‘message’ in the brain does not arrive or arrives less strongly. This will make you feel the pain less and react more slowly to it.
Depending on the type of administration, the effect is at its strongest:
- regular tablets and oral solution: within 1 to 2 hours;
- injection just under the skin: within 50 to 90 minutes;
- deep muscle injection: within 30 to 60 minutes;
- injection into a vein or infusion: within 20 minutes;
- via the spinal cord injection: within 6 to 30 minutes;
- suppositories: within 20 to 60 minutes.
The effect of the regular tablets, oral solution and of the injections and suppositories lasts for approximately 4 to 7 hours. The modified-release tablets and capsules (identified by ‘MGA’ or ‘retard’) release the active substance slowly so that they work for about 12 hours. The injection into the spinal cord also works longer, about 24 hours.