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Information About Morphine

If you are looking for information about morphine, it is important to consider all the benefits and potential risks of the medication. For example, morphine is an opiate pain reliever and is found in a variety of different prescription medications. Morphine is also a narcotic and a "controlled substance" in the United States. As a result, morphine has a significant potential for both psychological and physical dependence and abuse.
Although most people do not experience problems with this drug, morphine can cause side effects. Some of the common side effects include drowsiness, nausea, and dizziness. Before starting treatment with morphine, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you may have or any other medications you are taking (including vitamins and herbal supplements).
Morphine comes in many different forms, such as tablets, extended-release tablets or capsules, oral solution, or injectable solution. The particular directions for each product can vary substantially, so make sure to refer to the information for your specific morphine medication. Do not suddenly stop taking morphine, especially if you have taken it regularly for more than several weeks.
For more information about morphine, talk to your pharmacist or healthcare provider.
(Click Morphine for a complete overview of morphine, including how this medication works, potential side effects, safety precautions, and tips on when and how to take it.)
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