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SWITCHING PAIN MEDICATION

PLZ; I AM CURRENTLY TAKING 3- 100 MG MS CONTIN {MORPHINE SULPHATE EXTENDED RELEASE}. I HAVE BEEN ON THIS DOSAGE FOR  ABOUT 15 YEARS. AS OF LATE, I AM NOT GETTING THE RELEIF I ONCE DID. CAN ANYONE SUGGEST AN ALTERNATE MEDICATION THAT IS GENERIC TO SWITCH TO. I HAVE SEVERAL ORTHOPEDIC PROBLEMS...THANK YOU !
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Honestly- we can’t suggest another opiate- that has to be based on your pain management dr and insurance company formulary to determine which opiate may be best suited for you.
Most opiates over time become less effective at relieving pain because your body builds a tolerance to them- so periodically changing opiates helps to keep dosing lower and often provides better pain management overall. Talk to your PM doctor- they are best suited to recommend a different medication.
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