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Morphine
Essential medicine status
General description
Morphine is an opioid analgesic used in the management of moderate to severe pain.
Medicine type
Chemical agent
EML status history
First added in 1977 (TRS 615) for Pain
Therapeutic equivalent for
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Section
Preoperative medication and sedation for short-term procedures
  • Parenteral > General injections > IV: 10 mg in 1 mL ampoule (sulfate OR hydrochloride)
Section
Opioid analgesics
  • Oral > Liquid: 10 mg per 5 mL (morphine hydrochloride or morphine sulfate)
  • Oral > Solid: 10 mg immediate release (morphine sulfate); 10 to 200 mg slow release (morphine hydrochloride or morphine sulfate)
  • Oral > Other: 20 to 200 mg slow release granules to mix with water (morphine sulfate)
  • Parenteral > General injections > unspecified: 10 mg in 1 mL ampoule (morphine hydrochloride or morphine sulfate)
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