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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…

What is serotonin syndrome and which medicines cause it?

22 May 2020This Medicines Q&A outlines the causes and symptoms of serotonin syndrome and provides examples of medicines with the potential to cause serotonin syndrome.  

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…
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Medicine Compliance Aid Stability

PalexiaGrunenthal Ltd

Grunenthal Ltd
Palexia
Tablets f/c 50mg, 75mg
A2 · Amber 2No stability data is available, the manufacturer does not, or cannot recommend use in CAs but there are no theoretical concerns with the product.
No special precautions for storage
No special storage conditions required.
11 May 2015

Palexia SRGrunenthal Ltd

Grunenthal Ltd
Palexia SR
Tablets f/c s/r - various strengths
A2 · Amber 2No stability data is available, the manufacturer does not, or cannot recommend use in CAs but there are no theoretical concerns with the product.
No special precautions for storage
No special storage conditions required.
11 May 2015

Lactation Safety Information

Tramadol, Morphine or other appropriate analgesic
No published evidence of safety
Infant monitoring advised, especially in young infants (see summary)
22 September 2020