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Tool to calculate estimated dose equivalences of oral morphine to other oral opioids

14 September 2021Use our tool to obtain approximate dose equivalences of oral morphine to other oral opioids and help you calculate an estimated equivalent dose

Switching between oral morphine and other oral opioids in adult palliative or cancer care patients

14 September 2021Switching between morphine and alternative opioids requires care and thoughtful application of a stepped process

Safety in Lactation: Opioid analgesics

21 October 2020The evidence relating to the safe use of opioid analgesics in breastfeeding mothers is very variable between individual drugs. This group of drugs presents a…

Can opioids be used for pain relief during pregnancy?

7 May 2020There are no specific guidelines for the treatment of pain in pregnancy. Not all analgesics are suitable for use during or at certain stages of…

Review of high dose opioids in chronic non-malignant pain

12 April 2019The Faculty of Pain Medicine (Royal College of Anaesthetists) states that the morphine dose for which harms outweigh benefits is 120mg oral morphine or equivalent/24…
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Medicine Compliance Aid Stability

genericNon-proprietary

Non-proprietary
generic
Tablets 30mg
A1 · Amber 1Stability data is available in an alternative container (not CAs) that may be extrapolated to support storage in CAs.
Protect from light
Protect from moisture
Store in a dry place and protect from light.
11 May 2015

DF118 ForteMartindale Pharmaceuticals

Martindale Pharmaceuticals
DF118 Forte
Tablets 40mg
A3 · Amber 3No stability data is available. There are theoretical concerns with use in CAs, which may be mitigated by risk minimisation.
Protect from light
Protect from moisture
Store in a dry place and protect from light.
11 May 2015

DHC ContinusNapp Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Napp Pharmaceuticals Ltd
DHC Continus
Tablets m/r 60mg, 120mg
A3 · Amber 3No stability data is available. There are theoretical concerns with use in CAs, which may be mitigated by risk minimisation.
No special precautions for storage
No special requirements for storage.
11 May 2015

Lactation Safety Information

Paracetamol, Ibuprofen/Diclofenac, Tramadol
Extensive experience of safe use in breastfeeding
No published evidence of safety
Monitor infants for drowsiness, adequate weight gain, and developmental milestones, especially in younger (up to one month), exclusively breastfed infants
One case report of possible dihydrocodeine-induced somnolence, hypoglycaemia and bradycardia in a breastfed infant
13 May 2021