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Morphine Medication for Pain

Morphine is an opioid narcotic drug used in many prescription pain medications. Morphine is classified as a controlled substance and has a significant potential for both psychological and physical dependence and abuse. Because morphine can be a desirable drug of abuse, people often try to buy morphine through illegal means, such as from foreign countries or online sources that do not require a prescription. It is readily available and relatively inexpensive (at least in generic form), making it a popular drug of abuse.
As a medication for pain, morphine works by binding to opioid receptors throughout the body and produces numerous different effects. These effects include, but are not limited to:
  • Pain relief
  • Cough suppression
  • Drowsiness
  • Anxiety relief
  • Unusual unpleasant feelings (dysphoria) or unusual pleasant feelings (euphoria).
This medication comes in tablet, capsule, liquid, or injection form. The particular directions for each product can vary substantially, so make sure to refer to the information for your specific morphine medication.
Although most people tolerate morphine well, it is not suitable for everyone. Make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other medications you are taking, as well as any other medical conditions you may have.
(Click Morphine for a complete overview of morphine, a medication for pain relief. This article also discusses how morphine works, potential side effects, and safety concerns to be aware of before using this medication.)
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