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MS Contin Side Effects

Common side effects of MS Contin include drowsiness, nausea, and dizziness. While these side effects typically require little or no treatment, potentially serious side effects are also possible while taking this medication. If you experience more serious MS Contin side effects, such as difficulty breathing, seizures, or an urge to take more MS Contin than prescribed, notify your healthcare provider right away.

An Introduction to MS Contin Side Effects

As with any medicine, MS Contin® (morphine sulfate ER) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with MS Contin. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of MS Contin side effects with you.)
 

Common Side Effects of MS Contin

MS Contin has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the most common side effects of MS Contin included:
 
  • Constipation (see MS Contin and Constipation)
  • Lightheadedness or dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Sweating
  • An unusual, unpleasant feeling (dysphoria) or an unusual, pleasant feeling (euphoria).
     
The exact percentages of people who developed such side effects were not reported in the prescribing information for MS Contin.
 
For most people, drowsiness and nausea significantly improved after taking MS Contin for a week or so. If nausea is severe, your healthcare provider may recommend an anti-nausea medication for a few days, until your body becomes accustomed to MS Contin.
 
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