Morphine sulfate prolonged-release tablets expose patients and other users to the risk of opioid addiction, abuse, and abuse, which can lead to overdose and death. Assess each patient’s risk before taking prolonged-release morphine sulfate tablets and monitor all patients regularly for the development of these behaviors or conditions. Oral solution is usually taken every 4 hours according to pain. Morphine brand sustained-release tablets are usually taken every 12 hours.
How to use
Morphine is often used to relieve severe pain before or after surgery. Morphine and other opioids work by binding to specific proteins called opioid receptors, which are found in the brain, spinal cord, and gastrointestinal tract. When these compounds attach to certain opioid receptors in the brain and spinal cord, they can effectively change a person’s pain pattern.
Morphine can cause many physical and psychological side effects, some of which are life-threatening. If side effects occur while using morphine, a doctor should be consulted. Morphine is very effective in treating pain in the elderly. However, the effects of morphine on the elderly may differ from that of the younger patients. Common physical effects of morphine on the human body are:
- Stomach pain and cramps
- Dry mouth
- Urination problem
When using this medicine, it is very important for the doctor to check your progress. This allows your doctor to determine if the medicine is working properly and to decide whether you want to continue taking it. Blood and urine tests may be needed to test for adverse effects. This medication increases the effects of alcohol and other central nervous system (CNS) inhibitors. Central nervous system inhibitors are medications that slow the nervous system’s speed and cause drowsiness or reduce your alertness.
Placed this mediation in a small box at room temperature, away from heat, moisture and direct light. If adults, children, or pets who are not used to using strong narcotic pain relievers take morphine, this can have serious adverse consequences. Make sure the medicine is kept in a safe and reliable place so that others do not get it.
Some medications cannot be used at the same time, in other cases, even if they can interact, two different medications can be used at the same time. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose or require other precautions. The following interactions are chosen based on their potential importance and are not necessarily comprehensive.
Although morphine is an FDA-approved drug for pain management, its use can cause serious, sometimes life-threatening, side effects – even when prescribed. If an overdose occurs, you may see the symptoms listed above:
- Feel cold.
- The fingertips and lips are bluish.
- Blurred vision.
- Severe constipation.