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What Is Morphine Sulfate ER Used For?

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.

Uses in Children

Morphine sulfate ER is not approved for use in children. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using the drug in children.

Off-Label Morphine Sulfate ER Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend morphine sulfate ER for something other than chronic pain. This is known as "off-label" use. At this time, there are no universally accepted, legitimate off-label morphine sulfate ER uses.
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