It’s also used for other types of long-standing pain when weaker painkillers no longer work.
Morphine is available only on prescription. It comes as tablets, capsules, granules that you dissolve in water, a liquid to swallow, an injection or a suppository which is a medicine that you push gently into your back passage (anus). Morphine injections are usually only done in hospital.
How and when to take it
Best Place To Buy Morphine, It’s important to take morphine as your doctor has asked you to.
Take morphine with, or just after, a meal or snack so it’s less likely to make you feel sick.
Different types of morphine
Morphine comes as:
- tablets (fast-acting) – these contain 10mg, 20mg or 50mg of morphine
- tablets (slow-acting) – these contain 5mg, 10mg, 15mg, 30mg, 60mg, 100mg or 200mg of morphine
- capsules (slow-acting) – these contain 10mg, 30mg, 60mg, 90mg, 120mg, 150mg or 200mg of morphine
- granules (that you mix in water to make a drink) – these are in sachets containing 30mg, 60mg, 100mg or 200mg of morphine
- a liquid that you swallow – this contains 10mg of morphine in a 5ml spoonful or 20mg of morphine in 1ml of liquid
- suppositories – these contain 10mg of morphine
- injection (usually given in hospital)
Morphine suppositories are useful if you can’t swallow tablets or liquids.
Morphine liquid, suppositories, injections and some morphine tablets and capsules are fast-acting. They’re used for pain which is expected to last for a short time. Fast-acting morphine is often used when you start taking morphine to help find the right dose.
Morphine granules and some morphine tablets and capsules are slow-release. This means the morphine is gradually released into your body over either 12 or 24 hours. This type of morphine takes longer to start working but lasts longer. It’s used for long-term pain.
Sometimes you may take both a fast-acting morphine and a slow-release morphine to manage long term pain and sudden flares of pain that break through the long-acting medicine.
Fast-acting tablets are known by the brand name Sevredol. Slow acting tablets are known by brand names MST Continus or Morphgesic SR. Slow acting capsules are also known as MXL or Zomorph.
Morphine does not come as a skin patch. Sometimes people call their pain relief patch a “morphine patch”. However these patches do not contain morphine but medicines which are very similar to morphine called fentanyl or buprenorphine