CAS number 57-27-2
Morphine is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers.
Morphine is used to treat moderate to severe pain. It works by dulling the
pain perception center in the brain. Short-acting formulations are taken as
needed for pain. Extended-release formulations are used when
around-the-clock pain relief is needed.
Morphine is not for treating pain just after surgery unless you were already
taking it before the surgery.
Morphine is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Morphine long-acting
tablets and capsules are only used by patients who are expected to need
medication to relieve moderate to severe pain around-the-clock for longer
than a few days. Morphine is in a class of medications called opiate
(narcotic) analgesics. It works by changing the way the body senses pain.
Morphine is a highly potent opiate analgesic drug, is the principal active
agent in opium, and is considered to be the prototypical.