(MST Continus® , Morphine sulfate)
Available as tablets or capsules.
Available as soluble tablets?
Available as a liquid?
MST Continus prolonged release suspension granules sachets. Modified-release granules mix with water to form an oral suspension
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
Available as something for placing on your gum?
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
Available as an injection?
Available as nasal/oral spray?
Safe or appropriate to crush
Enteric coated/modified release products should not be crushed. Use MR granules for suspension or liquid alternative (different brands)
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Usual formulation brand names
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes- some preparations
Soluble tablet strength
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
Transdermal patch strength
Nasal/oral spray Strength
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Yes as above.
Are specials or imports available?
Prolonged release granules for oral suspension- 20mg, 30mg, 60mg, 100mg, 200mg
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer prolonged release suspension granules sachets via enteral feeding tubes, however this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Clinicians should refer to specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.