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Old 06-17-2008, 06:54 PM   #1
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What is thedifference between MS Contin and MS/IR?

What is MS Contin and what is MS/IR. They are both morphine? Does the Contin mean extended release and the IR mean immediate release. The MS/IR also has the letters IMN REO. I'm trying to find out if the MS/IR can be cut in half for tapering. Thanks to all that reply.

 
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Old 06-17-2008, 07:08 PM   #2
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Re: What is thedifference between MS Contin and MS/IR?

I'm not sure about the IR, but the Contin means extended release (oxycotin, MS Cotin)...do NOT cut the extended release tablets. There is a protective coating around them that causes the drug to be released into your system over time. Cutting them increases your chances of OD'ing, and will also cause you to become addicted/dependent quicker. If you have to taper using these, try to get ones with a lower mg.

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Re: What is thedifference between MS Contin and MS/IR?

MsContin is extended release....8-12 hrs and cannot be cut. It acts like Oxycotin or any other type of ER med. MS/IR is instant release morphine...MS stands for "morphine sulfate." It can be cut for tapering.

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Re: What is thedifference between MS Contin and MS/IR?

Thanks to all. The person trying to taper has the MS/IR, so we should be able to cut.

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