When can I stop taking MS Contin?

MS Contin (morphine) is typically prescribed for people who have pain that requires around-the-clock treatment, and when you can stop taking it depends on the reason you're in pain. Ask your doctor about what to expect. Do not stop taking MS Contin without consulting your doctor first. Abruptly stopping this drug can cause withdrawal symptoms, so your doctor will likely taper your dose, gradually cutting it until you can safely stop.

If a side effect of MS Contin, such as constipation, is bothersome, talk to your doctor or nurse. He or she may be able to help you minimize it or cope with it. If the cost of MS Contin is a concern, tell your doctor. There may be another medicine that is less expensive but just as effective.

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