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  • MST Continus 30mg Tablets 60's

MST Continus 30mg Tablets 60's

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Description
This medicine has been prescribed for you for the relief of severe pain over a period of 12 hours. It contains morphine, which belongs to a class of medicines called opioids, which are ‘pain relievers’. The medicine has been prescribed for you and should not be given to anyone else. Opioids can cause addiction and you may get withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking it suddenly. Your doctor should have explained how long you will be taking it for and when it is appropriate to stop, how to do this safely.
How to use
Adults: The usual starting dose is one 30 mg tablet every 12 hours. However, the dose will depend on your age, weight and the severity of your pain. If you are elderly or weigh less than 70 kg your doctor may suggest a lower starting dose. Your doctor will decide how many tablets you should take.
Children over one year of age: Children over one year of age can take the tablets. The required dose will depend on their weight and severity of pain. This should be discussed with your doctor or pharmacist. If you find that you are still in pain whilst taking these tablets discuss this with your doctor. Do not exceed the dose recommended by your doctor. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Precautions
Do not take MST Continus tablets if: •you are allergic to morphine or any of the other ingredients of this medicine;•you have breathing problems, such as obstructive airways disease or respiratory depression. Your doctor will have told you if you have these conditions. Symptoms may include breathlessness, coughing or breathing more slowly or weakly than expected; •you have a head injury that causes a severe headache or makes you feel sick. This is because the tablets may make these symptoms worse or hide the extent of the head injury; •you have a condition where the small bowel (part of your gut) does not work properly (paralytic ileus), your stomach empties more slowly than it should (delayed gastric emptying) or you have severe pain in your abdomen;