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Opioid Adult

Morphine - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Morphine cause?

  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Drowsiness and impaired judgment and/or coordination
  • Constipation and dryness of the mouth

Inform your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Allergic reactions such as skin rashes, facial swelling
  • Shortness of breath
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Increased severity of side effects
  • Inadequate pain relief
    Do not adjust your dose without your doctor's permission and supervision

Before taking Morphine, what precautions must I follow?

  • Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you:
    • Plan to get or suspect that you are pregnant
    • Intend to breastfeed

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Morphine?

Alcohol, including alcohol-containing medicines.

Morphine - Additional Information

  • Updated on Friday, September 29, 2017
  • Article contributed by Department of Pharmacy National Cancer Centre Singapore

    The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth


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