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Old 04-18-2012, 01:15 PM   #1
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Question New medication... not sure? Kind of scared.

Two days ago I went to pain management for the chronic pain in my lumbar(from 3 bulging discs). Wonderful Dr and I trust her, but I just realized what medication she prescribed me. She put me on ms cotin 15mg twice a day and Mobic 7.5 mg twice a day. I was on Vicodin 5/500mg


I realized that ms cotin is Morphine and I know that morphine and vicodin are in the same family medications, but I am hesitant. I start the medication tomorrow. You look at the list of side effects and it's about the same of Vicodin


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I guess what my question is is morphine 15 mg ER stronger than Vicodin 5/500mg? [/SIZE]


I have an 8 month old son and I don't want to be a zombie tomorrow. I am gonna have someone come tomorrow morning and stay for a few hours to see how I am going to react, but I was just curious. Any info will help.

 
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Re: New medication....not sure? Kind of scared.

The "ER" likely means extended release, so the overall effect may be the same. I would go back to the pharmacist and ask for a consult to discuss what to expect while you are switching medication. The pharmacist should be able to give you a good idea about whether you will feel less lucid than on your previous medication.

Kudos for arranging to have another adult around!

 
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Re: New medication....not sure? Kind of scared.

[QUOTE=SweetPeainSF;4963873]The "ER" likely means extended release, so the overall effect may be the same. I would go back to the pharmacist and ask for a consult to discuss what to expect while you are switching medication. The pharmacist should be able to give you a good idea about whether you will feel less lucid than on your previous medication.

Kudos for arranging to have another adult around![/QUOTE]



Thank you I will do that. It was delivered but I bet there is a customer service number or someone I can talk to about it. I would go there but the pharmacy is 30 minutes away(the pain Dr uses their own pharmacy and only their pharmacy).


Oh I would never put my kids in danger. I refused some medications because I know they knocked me out and I rather push through(no matter how much painful it can be) than to maybe put my children in a situation that could endanger them.

 
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Re: New medication... not sure? Kind of scared.

If it's the same as Adrian, think its is morphine sulphate, should be okay.is stronger but take 12 hours of slow releasing the med....it did help with my back pain, without it I can't sleep more than 4-6 hrs at a time because the Percocet wear off...having to rely on meds to keep the pain manageble is key until a permanent solution is sought after...good luck...

 
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