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 

Common Nicknames


How is it Used?

Morphine can be administered orally in a tablet and by intravenous and intramuscular injection.

What Does It Look Like?

Small round tablets that vary in color and a clear liquid solution.

What Are the Effects?

 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

Common Symptoms
  • drowsiness
  • stomach pain and cramps
  • dry mouth
  • headache
  • nervousness
  • mood changes
  • small pupils (black circles in the middle of the eyes
  • difficulty urinating or pain when urinating
  • decreased respiratory function
Legal Status

Schedule II substance under the U.S. Controlled Substance Act.




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