MS Contin How Long Does It Stay in Your System?

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MS Contin is an opioid containing morphine which is used to treat pain. This prescription drug will stay in your system approximately 82.5 hours, but exactly how long depends on a variety of your individual factors.

If you’re unsure about how long MS Contin will stay in your system, talk to your doctor so they can help you figure out approximately how long that will be.

Inform your doctor if you are experiencing any side effects from MS Contin and avoid any medications it interacts with while taking MS Contin, including alcohol. If you’re unsure about the safety of taking other medications or drinking alcohol after taking your prescription of MS Contin, talk to your doctor.

MS Contin How Long Does It Stay in Your System?
MS Contin is sold in the form of morphine sulfate extended-release pills, which are opioids used to treat severe pain in cancer patients. This pain must be severe enough to require around-the-clock treatment to justify the use of MS Contin. MS Contin comes in different strengths, which are color-coded for easy identification purposes.

The pills, which are prescribed in 100 mgs and greater strengths, are only intended to be used for patients who are already taking a large amount of opioids for pain. Anyone who is not already taking large doses of opioids can experience severe respiratory depression and death if they take MS Contin.

As with most prescription medications, MS Contin can have side effects. Some common side effects can include nausea, vomiting, constipation, sweating, lightheadedness, dizziness, or drowsiness.

Serious side effects can also occur, including:

  1. Mental/mood changes
  2. severe abdominal pain
  3. difficulty urinating
  4. loss of appetite
  5. unusual tiredness
  6. weight loss
  7. fainting
  8. seizure
  9. slow/shallow breathing
  10. severe drowsiness or difficulty waking up

If you experience any side effects from taking MS Contin, no matter how small, contact your doctor. You and your doctor can then decide if MS Contin is the right prescription to treat your pain.

MS Contin contains morphine and is listed under the Controlled Substance Act in the United States as a Schedule II controlled substance. Schedule II controlled substances have a high potential for addiction and abuse. Refills of prescription drugs on this list are not allowed.
MS Contin How Long Does It Stay in Your System?
MS Contin contains morphine, which is used to make other drugs such as hydromorphone, oxymorphone, and heroin. These forms of morphine are often misused and abused.

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