Depodur is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) morphine. On this page you will find out more about Depodur, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: morphine
Information for medicine and pack size:
Depodur 10 mg/mL modified release injection, 5 x 1 mL vials
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
For the relief of post-operative pain following major orthopaedic, abdominal, or pelvic surgery via the lumbar epidural route at a maximum recommended dose of 10 mg. Appropriate monitoring must be maintained for at least 48 hours - see PRECAUTIONS.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||White to off-white homogenous suspension|
|Dosage Form||Injection, suspension|
|Route of administration||Epidural|
5 x 1mL vials: Controlled Drug
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Do not Freeze,Refrigerate|
|Life time||2 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.