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- Is morphine high potency injection available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for morphine high potency injection?
- What are the side effects of morphine high potency injection?
- What is the dosage for morphine high potency injection?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with morphine high potency injection?
- Is morphine high potency injection safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about morphine high potency injection?
What is the dosage for morphine high potency injection?
Dosing is specific to the route of administration. In adults (at least 18 years of age) the initial intravenous dose should be 2 to 10 mg per 70 kg of body weight over 24 hours. For epidural administration, 5 mg may be administered initially, with a maximum dose of 10 mg over 24 hours. Initial dosing for intrathecal administration should be 0.2 to 1 mg over 24 hours.
Which drugs or supplements interact with morphine high potency injection?
Combining alcohol and other sedatives with morphine can lead to increased sedation and even cause confusion.
Morphine should also be avoided in patients treated with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI) due to enhance toxicity of morphine including confusion, high blood pressure, tremor, hyperactivity, coma, and death. Drugs in this class include isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), tranylcypromine (Parnate), selegiline (Eldepryl), and procarbazine (Matulane), and linezolid (Zyvox). Morphine should not be administered within 14 days of stopping an MAOI.
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