Oramorph Side Effects
Nausea, vomiting, and constipation are among the most commonly reported side effects of Oramorph SR. People who experience more severe pain are less likely to develop side effects than those who do not experience severe pain. In most cases, Oramorph SR side effects are easy to treat. However, notify your healthcare provider immediately if you develop more serious side effects, such as seizures or confusion.
An Introduction to Oramorph SR Side EffectsJust like any medicine, Oramorph® SR (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 Oramorph SR 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 Oramorph SR. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Oramorph SR side effects with you.)
Common Side Effects of Oramorph SROramorph SR has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the most common side effects of Oramorph SR included:
- Constipation (see Oramorph and Constipation)
- Nausea and vomiting
- An unusual, pleasant feeling (euphoria)
The exact percentages of people who developed these side effects were not reported in the prescribing information for Oramorph SR. Interestingly, these common morphine side effects usually occur less frequently and less severely in people who have severe pain. People who have little or no pain are more likely to experience severe Oramorph side effects.
For most people, drowsiness and nausea significantly improve after taking Oramorph SR for a week or so. If you experience severe nausea, your healthcare provider may recommend an anti-nausea medication for a few days, until your body becomes accustomed to Oramorph SR.