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Oramorph Withdrawal

While Oramorph SR (morphine sulfate ER) withdrawal symptoms can be uncomfortable, they typically do not cause life-threatening problems. Because the drug is a narcotic and the body becomes physically dependent on it, withdrawal symptoms are likely to occur if you stop taking the drug too quickly. To prevent or minimize symptoms of Oramorph SR withdrawal, your healthcare provider may recommend slowly decreasing your dose.

Withdrawal from Oramorph SR: An Overview

Oramorph® SR (morphine sulfate ER) is a prescription narcotic pain medication. If you stop taking it too quickly, you may experience withdrawal symptoms. Although withdrawal from Oramorph SR can be quite unpleasant, you can be assured that it will not cause life-threatening problems. Withdrawal is possible in situations of abuse, as well as with normal, legitimate use of the drug.

Symptoms of Oramorph SR Withdrawal

Unlike withdrawal from alcohol and many other drugs, withdrawal from Oramorph SR is unlikely to cause life-threatening symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms from the medication can vary in intensity and may include:
  • Dilated (wide open) pupils
  • Restlessness
  • Watery eyes
  • Sweating
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Goose bumps
  • A runny nose
  • Yawning
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Backaches
  • Joint pain
  • Weakness
  • Abdominal (stomach) cramps
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • High blood pressure
  • Fast breathing
  • Rapid heart rate.

Why Does Oramorph SR Withdrawal Occur?

Gradually, the body becomes accustomed to the many different effects of Oramorph SR. If you stop taking it too quickly -- or even if you lower your dose too abruptly -- withdrawal symptoms may occur. Withdrawal is a normal, predictable, physical response to stopping a narcotic; it is not necessarily a sign of abuse. Oramorph SR withdrawal can occur with chronic, legitimate use of the drug, as well as with Oramorph SR abuse.
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