MST®

(MST Continus® , Morphine sulfate)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablets
Available as soluble tablets?
No
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?
No
Available as something for placing on your gum?
-
Available as granules?
-
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+
Generic name
Morphine sulfate
Usual formulation brand names
MST Continus®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes
Modified release
Yes
Film coated
Yes- some preparations
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
-
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
No
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
-
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Yes as above.
Are specials or imports available?
N/A
Liquid strengths
Prolonged release granules for oral suspension- 20mg, 30mg, 60mg, 100mg, 200mg
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
No
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
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.
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