MS Contin Withdrawal and Treatment

Read on to learn more about MS Contin withdrawal, including common MS Contin withdrawal symptoms and how the withdrawal can be treated.

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What is MS Contin Withdrawal?

MS Contin withdrawal occurs when a patient who is either addicted to or dependent on MS Contin stops using the drug abruptly. MS Contin is a fast-acting form of morphine sulfate, which is a potent opiate analgesic drug that is highly addictive. Physical and psychological dependencies develop rapidly, particularly when MS Contin is used long term because MS Contin binds strongly to the brain’s opiate receptors.

This gives the medication a higher incidence of euphoria and dysphoria, respiratory problems, sedation, tolerance, and physical and psychological dependencies in comparison to other opioid medications.

MS Contin Withdrawal Symptoms

MS Contin withdrawal symptoms are typically experienced soon before the time of the next scheduled dose of the medication or between 6 and 12 hours after the previous dose. Symptoms of MS Contin withdrawal include watery eyes, runny nose, insomnia, diarrhea, fatigue, dysphoria, sweating, restless leg syndrome, and sometimes a strong craving for the drug. As the body is deprived of MS Contin for longer periods, more withdrawal symptoms appear, such as restlessness, irritability, severe depression, loss of appetite, body aches, nausea and vomiting, tremors, and more intense cravings.

Medically supervised MS Contin withdrawal treatment is recommended to ease these symptoms and to maintain the patient’s health. In some cases, more severe MS Contin withdrawal symptoms can include elevated heart rate and blood pressure, which can lead to heart attack, blot clot, or stroke.

How Long Do MS Contin Withdrawals Last?

The length of a patient’s withdrawal timeline can last anywhere from 7 days to 2 or more weeks. This depends on how long the patient has been taking the medication as well as how long it has been abused.

MS Contin Detox Treatment

Treatment for MS Contin withdrawal typically begins with detoxification. It is recommended that detox be medically supervised no matter which treatment method is used because of the potential for severe MS Contin withdrawal symptoms. In a medical setting, such as a hospital or a drug rehab facility, medication can be administered at any point in the detoxification process to ease the patient’s symptoms and make the process less uncomfortable.

Traditional detox methods utilize therapy in the form of group or one-on-one counseling, along with medication that helps ease the discomfort of MS Contin withdrawal over a period of about two weeks. This method is most effective if carried out in an inpatient rehab and recovery facility where the patient is given 24-hour supervision and support from a team of medical professionals. Symptoms typically peak between 48 and 96 hours after the last dose of MS Contin and fully subside within about 12 days.

Patients may also choose to use rapid detox, also called the RDD method of detoxification, if health conditions or their levels of MS Contin dependency make MS Contin withdrawal symptoms too uncomfortable. In this method of MS Contin detox, patients are given a general anesthetic that eliminates most of the peak withdrawal symptoms. The patient is under anesthetic for about an hour, and then recovery begins under medical supervision.

During rapid detox, the patient is monitored closely, and in the following days, the patient’s overall physical and mental condition is evaluated and treated accordingly.

How Long Does it Take to Detox from MS Contin?

Detoxing from MS Contin can take anywhere from 7 days to 2 weeks depending on how much is in the system. To find out about your options for rehabilitation programs or detox programs in your area, call our hotline now at or visit our locator page. Recovery is in your hands.

Do You Have a List Popular Slang or Street Names for MS Contin?

Some common slang names for MS Contin include:

  • MS,
  • Contin,
  • “M.”
  • Morphia.

Are There any Home Remedies for Getting Clean Safely?

While some believe that flushing the body out with water will help to relieve withdrawal symptoms, there is no home remedy or alternative medication strong enough to completely relieve symptoms during detoxification. While maintaining a healthy diet and drinking plenty of fluids is important to the detoxification process, Detoxing in a rehabilitation center with a detox program will provide patients with the physical and emotional support they need. After the body has been properly detoxed, patients can begin researching their options for maintaining their recovery, such as support groups and other programs.

Addiction Treatment for MS Contin

After detoxification is complete and MS Contin withdrawal symptoms have abated, the patient begins the path to recovery. In some treatment programs, MS Contin addiction rehab and recovery is done on an outpatient basis, utilizing community support groups and medical supervision by your physician or your hospital.

Inpatient treatment programs are also available in both privately and publicly funded facilities where the patient can remain in a safe and supportive environment, which is very effective in ensuring long-term recovery from MS Contin addiction.

MS Contin Information at a Glance
Medication Name, Costs Class of Medicine
  • Generic Name: Morphine
  • Generic Name Variations: N/A
  • Chemical Name: N/A
  • Brand Name: MS Contin
  • Brand Name Variations: N/A
  • Cost/Price: N/A
  • Used to Treat Addiction? No
  • Function or Use at Low Dose: Pain relief
  • Function or Use at High Dose: Extreme pain relief
  • Chemical Makeup: N/A
  • System: Opioid analgesic
  • Duration of Action: N/A
Form, Intake and Dosage Interactions and Complications
  • Drug Forms: Tablets
  • Administration Routes: Oral
  • Dosage: 15 mg to 200 mg
  • Overdose: Exceeding 500 mg per dose
  • Alcohol Interaction: N/A
  • Illicit Drugs: N/A
  • Prescription Medications: N/A
  • Contraindications: Hypoxia, Hypercapnia, asthma, severe obesity
Effects and Adverse Reactions Substance Abuse
  • Short-Term: Constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, sedation, dysphoria, euphoria
  • Long-Term: Acute liver damage, a fatal overdose may occur
  • Risk of Substance Abuse: High
  • Signs of Abuse: Anxiety, preoccupation with obtaining the drug, changes in blood pressure
Physiological Problem Signs and Symptoms Dependence and Addiction Issues
  • Withdrawal Syndrome Onset: 10 to 20 hours
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Shakiness, increased fatigue, nausea, vomiting, seizures
  • Tolerance: Users may develop tolerance
  • Cross Dependence: N/A
  • Physical Dependence: High possibility
  • Psychological Dependence: High possibility
Legal Schedules and Ratings
  • Controlled Substances Act Rating: Schedule II