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Morphine Pain Medicine

Morphine is an active ingredient found in many pain medicines. 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.
As a pain medicine, 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. Because morphine is not suitable for everyone, make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you may have and any other medications you are taking before starting treatment with morphine.
(Click Morphine for more detailed information on using morphine, including tips on when and how to effectively use it, potential safety concerns, and abuse potential.)
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