Indication of Kapanol:
Morphine is indicated in for the following:
Relief of moderate to severe acute and chronic pain
Relief of severe shortness of breathing in patients with lung cancer
Treatment of pulmonary oedema
Treatment of diarrhoea
Dose advice of Kapanol:
Kapanol is a slow release formulation of morphine, which means it only needs to be given once or twice a day.The usual initial dose of Kapanol in patients who have never had opioid medications is 40 mg every 24 hours or 20 mg every 12 hours. In patients who have previously been on opioid medication the dose will vary.
Action of Kapanol:
Morphine is an opioid medication. Opioids act on opioid receptors in the nervous system to reduce the sensation of pain. As well as relieving pain, Morphine also decreases breathing and causes constipation.
Generic Name: Morphine sulfate
Product Name: Kapanol
Schedule of Kapanol:
Common side effects of Kapanol:
Nausea and Vomiting
Dizziness and light-headedness when moving form a lying to standing position.
Constipation with prolonged use
Constriction of pupils
Uncommon side effects of Kapanol:
Slowing or speeding up of the heart rate