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Morphine Sulfate ER

How Does It Work?

Morphine sulfate ER tablets and capsules are specially designed to release morphine over an extended period of time. As a result, instead of taking morphine many times a day, you can take morphine sulfate ER just once, twice, or three times daily (depending on the particular product).
 
Morphine is an opioid narcotic medication. It binds to opioid receptors throughout the body and produces several different effects. These effects include (but are not limited to):
 
  • Pain relief
  • Drowsiness
  • Slowing of the digestive tract
  • Cough suppression
  • Release of histamine (which often causes itching)
  • Unusual, unpleasant feelings (dysphoria) or unusual, pleasant feelings (euphoria)
  • Decreased breathing (slow or shallow breathing)
  • Certain changes in the circulatory system
  • Physical dependence.
     

Abuse Potential

Morphine sulfate ER contains morphine, a popular drug of abuse. It is a good idea to keep this medication in a safe place, where it is unlikely to be stolen by others. Never let someone else take your medication. This medication provides a high dose of morphine that could easily result in death in someone who is not used to the medication. Also, it is very dangerous to inject this medication, as it contains inactive ingredients that can be quite harmful when injected into the bloodstream. People who abuse morphine sulfate ER and suddenly stop using it are likely to experience withdrawal symptoms.
 
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