Pain Channel
Topics & Medications
Quicklinks
Related Channels

Morphine Drug Interactions

Morphine Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when morphine is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Alcohol
You should avoid alcohol while taking morphine. Alcohol increases the risk of serious side effects, such as extreme drowsiness, confusion, memory loss, or difficulty breathing.
 
Alvimopan
Morphine may increase the risk of serious alvimopan side effects. You should not take alvimopan if you have taken morphine for each of the past seven days.
 
Antidepressants
Combining antidepressants with morphine could increase your risk of side effects, such as drowsiness, confusion, memory loss, or difficulty breathing. Serious side effects may also occur. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking morphine with an antidepressant, as you may need to be monitored more closely and the dose of your medications may need to be adjusted.
 
Antihistamines
Many antihistamines cause significant drowsiness and can cause serious problems when used in combination with other medications that cause drowsiness, such as morphine. Taking an antihistamine with morphine may also increase the risk of other side effects (such as constipation or difficulty passing urine). Check with your healthcare provider before taking morphine with an antihistamine, including non-prescription antihistamines.
 
Antipsychotics
Combining an antipsychotic medication with morphine can increase your risk of side effects, such as drowsiness, confusion, memory loss, or difficulty breathing. Serious side effects may also occur. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking morphine with an antipsychotic medication.
8 Frequent Pain Syndromes

Morphine Drug Information

Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2017 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.