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Kadian®, MS Contin®, Oramorph®
Arymo ER, Oramorph SR, Roxanol
Often used for:
Morphine is an opioid medicine used to control pain.
Morphine has fast-acting and long-acting forms. Follow dosing instructions carefully. Families may be asked to keep a record of doses taken so the doctor can prescribe the best possible pain control.
This drug may be habit-forming with long-term use.
May be given as a liquid into a vein by IV
May be taken as a tablet by mouth
May be taken as a capsule by mouth
May be taken as a liquid by mouth
Not all patients who take morphine will experience these side effects. Common side effects are bolded, but there may be others. Please report all suspected side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.
Be sure to discuss these and other recommendations with your doctor or pharmacist.