What is an Morphine?
Morphine is a naturally occurring opiate that is used to treat moderate to severe pain. It is prescribed medically to treat acute and chronic severe pain as well as labor pains during child birth. It, like other opioids, has high potential for abuse and dependency. Morphine acts directly on the central nervous system and is
Morphine can be administered orally in a tablet and by intravenous and intramuscular injection.
Small round tablets that vary in color and a clear liquid solution.
Like other opioids, Morphine, produces euphoric pain relieving effects and has a high risk for abuse and addiction. Large doses can be fatal commonly associated with respiratory failure. Extreme withdrawal symptoms also follow stoppage of prolonged use of Morphine
- stomach pain and cramps
- dry mouth
- mood changes
- small pupils (black circles in the middle of the eyes
- difficulty urinating or pain when urinating
- decreased respiratory function
Schedule II substance under the U.S. Controlled Substance Act.