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Use this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Never take
morphine in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended by your
doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Too much morphine
could be very harmful. Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop
working as well in relieving your pain.
Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release TABLET. Swallow the tablet
whole. It will release medicine slowly in the body. Breaking a tablet would
cause too much of the drug to be released at one time.
To make swallowing easier, you may open the extended-release CAPSULE and
sprinkle the medicine into a spoonful of applesauce. Swallow this mixture
right away without chewing. Do not save the mixture for later use. Discard
the empty capsule. Please note: only extended-release capsules can be
opened. Do not break extended-release tablets.
Measure the liquid form of morphine with a special dose-measuring spoon or
cup, not a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device,
ask your pharmacist where you can get one.
Do not stop using morphine suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal
symptoms. Talk to your doctor about how to avoid withdrawal symptoms when
stopping the medication. Store this medication at room temperature, away
from heat, moisture, and light.
Keep track of how many pills have been used from each new bottle of this
medicine. Morphine is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if any person
in the household is using this medicine improperly or without a
After you have stopped using this medication, flush any unused pills down
the toilet. Throw away any unused liquid morphine that is older than 90