What is morphine?

Morphine is a pain medication of the opiate type which is found naturally in a number of plants and animals. It acts directly on the central nervous system to decrease the feeling of pain. It can be taken for both acute pain and chronic pain. Morphine is frequently used for pain from myocardial infarction and during labour. It can be given by mouth, by injection into a muscle, by injecting under the skin, intravenously, into the space around the spinal cord, or rectally. Maximum effect is around 20 minutes when given intravenously and 60 min when given by mouth, while duration of effect is between 3 and 7 hours. Long-acting formulations also exist.

Morphine street names (Nicknames)

M, Miss Emma, Monkey, Morpho, White stuff, Dreamer

How long does morphine stay in your hair?

For the majority of people, morphine stays in body systems and can be detected by hair test for up to 90 days.

How long does morphine stay in your saliva?

For the majority of people, morphine stays in body systems and can be detected by saliva test from 1 to 4 days.

How long does morphine stay in your urine?

For the majority of people, morphine stays in body systems and can be detected by urine test from 3 to 4 days.

How long does morphine stay in your blood?

For the majority of people, morphine stays in body systems and can be detected by blood test for up to 12 hrs.

The provided estimates are averaged and can vary upwards or downwards, depending upon many factors:

  • How long you have been taking morphine;
  • Whether you have excessive weight;
  • Whether you have had physical activity before test;
  • Dehydration of your body;
  • Metabolism, height, age, sex and other factors.