Morphine Drug Information
Morphine is an opiate pain reliever and is found in a variety of different prescription medications. As a controlled substance, morphine has special rules and regulations for prescribing and obtaining it.
Although most people do not experience problems with this drug, morphine can cause side effects. Some of the common side effects include drowsiness, nausea, and dizziness. Before starting treatment with morphine, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you may have or any other medications you are taking (including vitamins and herbal supplements).
Morphine comes in many different forms, such as tablets, extended-release tablets or capsules, oral solution, or injectable solution. The particular directions for each product can vary substantially, so make sure to refer to the information for your specific morphine medication. For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Do not increase your dose without your healthcare provider's approval. Do not suddenly stop taking morphine, especially if you have taken it regularly for more than several weeks.
For more information on the drug morphine, talk to your pharmacist or healthcare provider.
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