Advertisement

Who should not take MS Contin?

Experts say that certain people should not use MS Contin (morphine), an opioid typically prescribed for around-the-clock treatment of pain that's expected to last for an extended period of time. You may not be able to take MS Contin if you:
  • have respiratory depression
  • have acute or severe bronchial asthma 
  • have an intestinal obstruction (paralytic ileus)
  • are allergic to morphine
  • have unusually high levels of carbon dioxide in the blood (hypercarbia)
  • have a history or a family history of drug or alcohol abuse
Other people may need to be monitored particularly closely if they use MS Contin, such as older people or people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Continue Learning about Opiate Agonists

What are the side effects of opioid medication for short-term pain?
Travis M. Hendry, MDTravis M. Hendry, MD
Opioid medication (strong medications that affect the way your brain handles pain signals) for s...
More Answers
How does tramadol treat fibromyalgia?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Tramadol (Conzip, Ultram) is a weak narcotic pain medication. It is sometimes prescribed for people ...
More Answers
Do prescription opioids cause more deaths than cocaine and heroin?
Howard J. Shaffer, PhDHoward J. Shaffer, PhD
Today, people face stiff penalties for possessing cocaine or heroin, yet data suggest that opioi...
More Answers
What should I tell my doctor before taking an opioid medication?
Dr. Travis M. Hendry, MDDr. Travis M. Hendry, MD
Before you start taking an opioid medication, talk to your doctor and pharmacist. Follow these tips:...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.