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    Background

    Morphine Sulfate injection is marketed for use in humans as a potent analgesic used to relieve severe, acute or chronic pain as well as postoperative pain. It can also be used as a preoperative sedation, anesthesia induction, and reduce anesthetic dosage. It is a Schedule II controlled narcotic substance. It should be noted that there is no FDA-approved morphine product for animal use at this time. Under the Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act of 1994 (AMDUCA), veterinarians are allowed to prescribe extra-label uses of approved animal and human drugs when the health of an animal is threatened. The Practitioner must consult product package insert for full prescribing information.

    Morphine Sulfate injection, USP 300mg/20mL (or 15mg/mL) Multiple Dose Vial 20 mL (NDC 00641-6072-01) preparation is no longer available and was discontinued by the manufacturer, West-Ward Pharmaceuticals in 2015.  This particular product was distributed by HSAH but has been out of stock since October 2015.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Morphine Sulfate Injections sold by HSAH

    • Can Morphine Sulfate 15mg/ml in 20ml Multiple Dose Vial (NDC 00641-6072-01) be ordered?
        HSAH no longer carries this product it has been permanently discontinued by the manufacturer, West-Ward Pharmaceuticals.
    • What Morphine Sulfate injectable products does HSAH currently carry?
        In order to provide our customers a Morphine Sulfate Injections product, HSAH has purchased two different Morphine Sulfate Injection product which are listed below for your convenience.

    The first product is our Morphine sulfate inj 25mg/mL (NDC of 0409-1135-02). This product comes in a 10mL single-dosage PRESERVATIVE FREE vial and is manufactured by Hospira. This product is available now for purchase.

    HSAH NOW CARRIES THIS PRODUCT (NDC 0409-1135-02)

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    Please visit the link below for a copy of the package insert for full prescribing information: http://www.hospira.com/en/images/EN-3178_tcm81-91315.pdf

    NOTE: This product is intended for intravenous use only. It is not intended for intrathecal or epidural use. It is for use after dilution, not for direct infusion, and is intended as a single dose unit. This product contains no antimicrobial preservatives. When the dosing requirement is completed, the unused portion should be discarded in an appropriate manner.

    The second product that we carry is Morphine Sulfate Injection, USP 10 mg/mL in 1ml Single Dose Vial. This product is a sterile, non-pyrogenic solution, free of antioxidants and preservatives, intended for intravenous administration. This product is packaged and sold in a box of 25 x 1 mL vials.

    HSAH IS EXPECTED TO HAVE THIS PRODUCT AVAILABLE For OUR CUSTOMERS BY 4/1/16 NDC 0641-6127-25

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    Please visit the link below for a copy of the package insert for full prescribing information: https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=6023606c-150c-40c5-9175-598efe2a56c3

    • What does PRESERVATIVE FREE (PF) product mean and if the label reads NOT FOR DIRECT INJECTION?
        According to the product package insert for morphine sulfate inj 25mg/mL Preservative Free Single Dosage vial there is no bacteriostat nor antioxidant added.  It is intended for single use only and the product label states: FOR DILUTION ONLY.  NOT FOR DIRECT INJECTION.
        According to the product package insert for Morphine Sulfate Injection, USP 10 mg/mL in 1ml Single Dose Vial.  This product is a sterile, non-pyrogenic solution, free of antioxidants and preservatives, intended for intravenous administration. Morphine sulfate injection is available in different concentrations for direct injection. Take care when prescribing and administering morphine sulfate injection to avoid dosing errors due to confusion between different concentrations and between mg and mL, which could result in accidental overdose and death. Take care to ensure the proper dose is communicated and dispensed.

    ***PLEASE REMEMBER TO USE A DEA 222 FORM OR CSOS WHEN ORDERING MORPHINE PRODUCTS***

    For questions contact our HSAH 222 Team at 1-877-524-1215 or 222orders@henryscheinvet.com

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