Generic Name: MORPHINE (MOR-feen)
Morphine Drug Manufacturer: ENDO
Morphine Common Uses: This medicine is a narcotic analgesic used to treat
or prevent moderate to severe pain. It may also be used to treat other
conditions as determined by your doctor.
How to use this Morphine Medicine: Follow the directions for using this
medicine provided by your doctor. SWALLOW WHOLE. Do not break, crush, or
chew before swallowing. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature, away from
heat and light. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE and you are using it
regularly, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next
dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do
not take 2 doses at once.
Morphine Cautions: DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE IF YOU HAVE HAD A SEVERE
ALLERGIC REACTION to morphine or hydromorphone (such as MS Contin, Roxanol,
Dilaudid). A severe allergic reaction includes a severe rash, hives,
breathing difficulties, or dizziness. If you have a question about whether
you are allergic to this medicine or if a certain medicine contains morphine
or hydromorphone, contact your doctor or pharmacist. DO NOT TAKE MORE OF
THIS MEDICINE or take it more often than recommended by your doctor.
Exceeding the recommended dose or taking this medicine for longer than
prescribed may be habit-forming. BEFORE YOU HAVE ANY MEDICAL OR DENTAL
SURGERY OR EMERGENCY TREATMENT, tell the doctor or dentist that you are
taking this medicine. AVOID ALCOHOL while you are using this medicine. This
medicine will add to the effects of alcohol and other depressants. DO NOT
DRIVE, OPERATE MACHINERY, OR DO ANYTHING ELSE THAT COULD BE DANGEROUS until
you know how you react to this medicine. Using this medicine alone, with
other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or to
perform other potentially dangerous tasks. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW
MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or
pharmacist. Caution should be used in the elderly since they may be more
sensitive to the effects of this drug. FOR WOMEN: IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING
PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this
medicine during pregnancy. THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED IN BREAST MILK. DO NOT
BREAST-FEED while taking this medicine.
Morphine Possible Side Effects: SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during
treatment, include drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting,
headache, or constipation. If they continue or are bothersome, check with
your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience
excessive drowsiness, rash, itching, sweating, seizures, shortness of
breath, or difficulty breathing. If you notice other effects not listed
above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.