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Can I use MS Contin if I am taking butorphanol?

In most cases, you shouldn't use the pain medication MS Contin (morphine) if you're receiving injections of butorphanol (Stadol). Butorphanol belongs to a class of drugs known as opioid agonists-antagonists and, like MS Contin, is used for pain relief. Because MS Contin is an opioid, it may be less effective or not work at all if you're also using butorphanol. If you've been taking MS Contin for a long time and begin using butorphanol, you may experience withdrawal symptoms from MS Contin.

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