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side effects morphine two morphine shots 4 MG ea

I had two morphine shots 4MG each - about 3 weeks ago for chest pain. Heart problem was ruled out. Possible stomach problem. Am still taking tests. I have not been feeling well since going to the emergency room. Very tired all the time, get very hot a...
by angela in watertown, ny, 11/26/2006

morphine shots

i went into the hostipal for syncope when i hit my head they put me on morphine shots for two days straight my question is how long does it take to leave the body ,cause i went today to my ms doctor and they said my blood test came back as opium in it...
by lisa in new haven ,connecticut, 08/28/2006

morphine side affects

i was wondering if this drug would affect your liver .my boyfriend was taking 100 or so mg time realesed pill for about a mounth he got his blood work done and his billirbin was 0.4 do you think that would have anthing to do with it also his platel...
by mike c in derry,NH, 01/04/2006

MORPHINE Drug and Prescription Information


MORPHINE Medication Classification


MORPHINE Brandname

MSIR, Roxanol 100, Roxanol, Roxanol-T

MORPHINE is used for the Treatment

Morphine (MOR-feen) Treats moderate to severe pain. Rapid-release morphine is a narcotic that is used for immediate pain relief.

When To Not Use MORPHINE

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to morphine, codeine, hydrocodone, dihydrocodeine, oxycodone, or brands such as Tylox®, Tylenol® No. 3, Vicodin®. You should not use this medicine or if you have breathing problems, severe asthma, or a stomach problem known as paralytic ileus.

How Should You Use MORPHINE

Capsule, Tablet, Liquid

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup.
  • If you cannot swallow the capsule whole, you may open it and mix the medicine pellets with a small amount of applesauce, pudding, juice, or water. Swallow the mixture right away, without chewing or crushing the pellets.
  • You may take this medicine with food or milk if it upsets your stomach. Drink plenty of water and get plenty of exercise to avoid constipation.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper MORPHINE Storage

Store MORPHINE at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep MORPHINE and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using MORPHINE

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using buprenorphine (Buprenex®), butorphanol (Stadol®), cyclosporine (Neoral®, Sandimmune®), dezocine (Dalgan®), esmolol (Brevibloc®), metformin (Glucophage®, Glucovance®), methohexital (Brevital®), nalbuphine (Nubain®), pentazocine (Talwin®), rifampin (Rifamate®, Rifater®), tramadol (Ultram®), diuretics ("water pills"), phenothiazines (such as Compazine®, Phenergan®, Serentil®, Thorazine®), or an MAO inhibitor (Eldepryl®, Marplan®, Nardil®, Parnate®).
  • Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine. Make sure your doctor knows if you are using any other medicine for pain relief, or any medicines that make you sleepy (such as sleeping pills, cold and allergy medicine, or sedatives).


  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have emphysema or other breathing problems, stomach problems or intestinal blockage, low blood pressure, seizures, Addison's disease, liver or kidney disease, pancreatitis, prostate disorders, thyroid disorders, problems with urination, or a history of depression, mental illness, alcoholism, head injury, or brain tumor.
  • This medicine may be habit-forming. If you feel that the medicine is not working as well, do not take more than your prescribed dose. Call your doctor for instructions.
  • Do not stop using this medicine suddenly without asking your doctor. You may need to slowly decrease your dose before stopping it completely.
  • This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.

MORPHINE Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Confusion, lightheadedness, or fainting
  • Decrease in how much or how often you urinate
  • Extreme weakness, shallow breathing, irregular heartbeat, sweating, cold or clammy skin
  • Fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  • Swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Blurred vision
  • Feelings of extreme happiness or sadness
  • Nausea or vomiting


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Margaret, Seattle, WA - 10/12/2008

I currently suffer from many illnesses that create a great deal of pain. Without Morphine I would not be able to handle the pain. I would never get any rest and the stress would be too much to bear.


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Linda, USA - 05/13/2009

Hearing other people’s struggles help me get through my days. So this is my story. One day a Brahma Bull wandered onto my property, when I tried to chase him away, he ran towards me and I was stomped on and thrown. I ended up with five fractured vertebrate; two are at C4 and C5, two are at T12 and L1 and one is at L3. They are all compression fractures. For five years I have attempted to find help. I have Spondylitis and severe stenosis at all the sites. I feel as if I am going to have to be on narcotic pain for the rest of my life. I am on a Fentanyl patch at 50 mcg, Flexeril at 10 mg and Lodine at 400 mg, Gabapentin at 600 mg and Citalopram at 30 mg and take all of these three times a day with the exception of the Citalopram. My physicians are now discussing the option of a morphine pump. The most difficult part of this for me is that I used to be so vibrant. I was an avid hunter, a jump trainer and a rider for 35 years without any injuries and now suddenly I feel invalid. I want to find value in life again. I am always looking for ideas from others on how they cope.