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Avinza

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Name

Avinza, morphine

What Is It?

Avinza is extended release capsules of morphine.

Avinza is made up of two components: an immediate-release component that rapidly achieves plateau morphine concentrations in plasma, and an extended-release component that maintains plasma concentrations throughout the 24-hour dosing interval.

Avinza is used in treatment of moderate/severe chronic pain, around-the-clock therapy for an extended period of time.

Avinza is available in 30, 60, 90 and 120 mg capsules. It must be swallowed whole (not chewed, crushed, or dissolved) or may be opened and the entire bead contents sprinkled on a small amount of applesauce immediately prior to ingestion.

The beads must NOT be chewed, crushed, or dissolved due to the risk of exposure to a potentially toxic dose of morphine.

Abuse

As a form of morphine, Avinza is highly addictive.

Abuse and overdose is easier with Avinza as the bead can be broken open, bypassing the extended release shell.

Abuse of the crushed capsule poses a hazard of overdose and death.

Do not consume alcoholic beverages while on Avinza.