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Morphine Safety

Although most people tolerate morphine well, this medication is not suitable for everyone. Before starting treatment with morphine, make sure you talk to your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you may have and any other medications you are taking (including non-prescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements). For instance, you may not be able to take morphine safely if you have certain medical conditions, such as asthma, an enlarged prostate, or epilepsy.
Other morphine safety precautions apply to people with certain allergies (including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives) and to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Also, morphine can cause certain side effects. Some of the most common side effects of the medication include:
(Click Morphine Side Effects and Morphine Warnings and Precautions for a closer look at other safety concerns, including information on what to tell your doctor before taking this medication and details about potentially serious side effects that require immediate medical care.)
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