CAS number 57-27-2
USES: Morphine is used to treat moderate to severe pain. It acts on
certain centers in the brain to give you pain relief. This medication is a
narcotic pain reliever
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth with or without food as
directed by your doctor. If you have nausea, it may help to take this drug
with food. Consult your doctor or pharmacist about other ways to decrease
nausea (such as taking antihistamines, lying down for 1 to 2 hours with as
little head movement as possible).
This product is very strong. Measure the dose carefully using the dropper
provided with the medication. Be careful not to confuse the dose of morphine
in milligrams (mg) with the dose in milliliters. Each milliliter of this
product contains 20 milligrams of morphine. Make sure to check and measure
the dose carefully before taking it. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you
are not sure how to measure this medication.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do
not increase your dose, take the medication more frequently, or take it for
a longer time than prescribed. Properly stop the medication when so
SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness,
dizziness, drowsiness, increased sweating, or dry mouth may occur. If any of
these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. A
very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate
medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction,
including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat),
severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
PRECAUTIONS: Before taking morphine, tell your doctor or pharmacist
if you are allergic to it; or to other narcotic pain medications (such as
codeine); or if you have any other allergies. Before using this medication,
tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney
disease, liver disease, lung diseases , breathing problems (such as
slow/shallow breathing, sleep apnea), a certain spinal problem , certain
heart problems (irregular heartbeat), personal or family history of regular
use/abuse of drugs/alcohol, brain disorders (such as seizures, head injury,
tumor, increased intracranial pressure), underactive thyroid , difficulty
urinating (for example, due to enlarged prostate or narrowed urethra),
disease of the pancreas , mental/mood disorders (such as toxic psychosis),
gallbladder disease, adrenal gland problem (such as Addison's disease),
intestinal disorders (such as colitis, blockage).
MISSED DOSE: If you take this medication regularly and miss a dose,
take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose,
skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double
the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C)
away from light and moisture. Brief storage between 59-86 degrees F (15-30
degrees C) is permitted. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines
away from children and pets.