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The only real major difference is the release of the morphine itself. MSC releases itself twice, say 45 mins after taking and then again 4-6 hours (not sure some days it seems sooner than later) whereas the Avinza is a continual low dose release over a 24 hour period.
I personally found the Avinza to be easier on the stomache but less effective than the MSC at the same dosage.
Quote from Kissa:
The only real major difference is the release of the morphine itself. MSC releases itself twice, say 45 mins after taking and then again 4-6 hours (not sure some days it seems sooner than later) whereas the Avinza is a continual low dose release over a 24 hour period.
I personally found the Avinza to be easier on the stomache but less effective than the MSC at the same dosage.


I had the opposite experience. 2 years ago I was admitted to the hospital with pnuemonia and they put me on MSC. It didn't feel as smooth as Avinza and it didn't feel like enough medication was being released to control the pain. I also hated having to take it twice a day - once is bad enough.