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Prior to starting a new medication, it is important to be aware of its warnings and precautions. With morphine sulfate/naltrexone hydrochloride, these precautions include the danger of becoming addicted to the medication, the safety of taking the medicine when pregnant or breastfeeding, and potential drug interactions. Warnings and precautions also extend to people who have a head injury, lung disease, or liver disease.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Morphine Sulfate/Naltrexone Hydrochloride?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking morphine sulfate/naltrexone hydrochloride (Embeda™) if you have:
- A head injury or high intracranial pressure
- Severe abdominal (stomach) pain
- A history of drug or alcohol dependence
- Gallbladder or pancreas disease
- Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Addison's disease
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- An enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy, or BPH)
- Lung disease of any sort
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.