24.09 Morphine (MS Contin)

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Generic Name


Trade Name

MS Contin


pain, pulmonary edema, MI


Binds to opiate receptors in the CNS and alters perception of pain while producing a general depression of the CNS.

Therapeutic Class

opioid analgesic

Pharmacologic Class

opioid agonist

Nursing Considerations

• may cause alterations in mentation, hypotension, constipation, nausea, vomiting
• assess BP, pulse, and respiratory rate prior to administration and frequently during administration
• use caution if patient is receiving MAO Inhibitors
• Narcan (naloxone) is the antidote for opioid agonists

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