MORPHINE (Injection) (Injectable)

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If morphine is in a needle, can you drink it instead of inject it? Are there any other ways?
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MORPHINE (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information

MORPHINE (Injection) (Injectable)

MORPHINE (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification

MORPHINE (Injection)

MORPHINE (Injection) (Injectable) Brandname

Astramorph PF, Duramorph, Infumorph

MORPHINE (Injection) (Injectable) is used for the Treatment

Morphine (MOR-feen) Treats moderate to severe pain. Belongs to a group of drugs called narcotic analgesics.

When To Not Use MORPHINE (Injection) (Injectable)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to morphine or to related narcotic pain-killers. You should not use morphine if you have asthma.

How Should You Use MORPHINE (Injection) (Injectable)


  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given.
  • An IV is medicine that is put directly into your body through one of your veins.
  • An IM injection is a shot given in your muscle (upper arm, thigh, buttocks).
  • An SC injection is a shot given just under the skin, usually in the back of your upper arm or the top of your thigh.
  • An epidural is a catheter (small tube) that is put in your back and allows medicine to go directly to your spinal fluid.
  • This medicine should be given by a person trained to give IV medicine, such as a nurse. Sometimes you, a family member, or friend can be taught to give your morphine.
  • To avoid dizziness from this medicine, get up slowly from a sitting or lying position.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Use your medicine as soon as you remember that you have missed your dose.
  • If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use your medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper MORPHINE (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using MORPHINE (Injection) (Injectable)

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 have taken an MAO inhibitor (Nardil®, Parnate®, Marplan®, Eldepryl®) within the last 14 days before using morphine.
  • Morphine may interact with many other drugs. Be sure your doctor knows of all other medicines you are taking.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while using morphine.

MORPHINE (Injection) (Injectable) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Before using this medicine, make sure your doctor knows if you have a seizure disorder (epilepsy), asthma, liver, heart, kidney, gallbladder, lung, or inflammatory bowel disease, a bleeding disorder, or an enlarged prostate.
  • This medicine may be habit-forming. You should not use more than your doctor ordered, or use it for longer periods of time than prescribed.
  • Talk to your doctor before you stop using this medicine. You may need to use smaller and smaller amounts before stopping completely.
  • This medicine may make you drowsy or dizzy. Avoid driving or using machinery.

MORPHINE (Injection) (Injectable) Side Effects

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

  • Shortness of breath, trouble breathing
  • Skin rash, itching, or hives
  • Slow heartbeat
  • Trouble going to the bathroom (urinating)
  • Swelling in the legs, ankles, or feet
  • Pain, burning, or swelling where the IV is given
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Drowsiness, dizziness, or confusion
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Sweating

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