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Oramorph SR is a type of pain medication specifically designed when the use of strong painkillers is necessary for an extended period of time. This prescription medication comes in the form of an extended-release tablet, and is usually taken two or three times a day. Because it is an opioid narcotic, Oramorph SR has the potential to be abused. Possible side effects include constipation, drowsiness, and nausea.
What Is Oramorph?Oramorph® SR (morphine sulfate ER) is a long-acting prescription pain medication. It should only be used when around-the-clock use of strong painkillers is necessary for an extended period of time (for more than a few days).
How Does It Work?Oramorph SR tablets are specially designed to release morphine over an extended period of time. As a result, instead of taking morphine numerous times a day, you can take Oramorph SR just two or three times a day. For some people, taking the medication every 12 hours provides adequate and continuous pain control. Others find it necessary to take it every eight hours.
- Pain relief
- Slowing of the digestive tract
- Cough suppression
- Release of histamine (which often causes itching)
- Unusual, unpleasant feelings (dysphoria) or unusual, pleasant feelings (euphoria)
- Decreased breathing (slow or shallow breathing)
- Certain changes in the circulatory system
- Physical dependence.