II. Dosing: Child

  1. Dose: 0.025-0.1 mg/kg IV/IM/SQ q3-4h

III. Dosing: Adults

  1. Intravenous: 1-4 mg (0.1-0.2 mg/kg)
  2. Other routes: 10-20 mg q3-4 hours IM, PO or PR

IV. Adverse Effects

  1. See Opioid Adverse Effect
  2. Histamine release (more than with other Opioid Analgesics)

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Cost: Medications

morphine sulfate (on 8/17/2016 at Medicaid.Gov Survey of pharmacy drug pricing)
MORPHINE SULFATE 10 MG/ML VIAL Generic $1.06 per ml
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 10 MG CAP Generic $3.04 each
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 100 MG CAP Generic $10.54 each
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 120 MG CAP Generic $15.15 each
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 20 MG CAP Generic $3.36 each
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 30 MG CAP Generic $4.70 each
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 50 MG CAP Generic $6.09 each
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 60 MG CAP Generic $8.98 each
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 80 MG CAP Generic $9.83 each
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 90 MG CAP Generic $13.91 each
MORPHINE SULFATE IR 15 MG TAB Generic $0.17 each
MORPHINE SULFATE IR 30 MG TAB Generic $0.24 each