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Morphine (Overview)

Morphine is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Morphine is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Short-acting forumations are taken as needed for pain. Extended-release morphine is for use when around-the-clock pain relief is needed.


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Help please, what is morphine used for (i know pain but what kind)?

Help please, what is morphine used for (i know pain but what kind)?

Morphine: Narcotic analgesics are the most efficacious agents available for relief of pain. Morphine is "strong" or "major" narcotic analgesic which is indicated for moderate to severe pain. Because of concerns about tolerance, physical dependence and addiction, many health professionals are still reluctant to prescribe opioids for chronic pain. Rec.: talk to your pcp for more information. ...Read more

Morphine (Overview)

Morphine is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Morphine is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Short-acting forumations are taken as needed for pain. Extended-release morphine is for use when around-the-clock pain relief is needed.


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Please explain what exactly is morphine used for, i know pain but what kind?

Pain...: Acute Pain, and Chronic Pain. Before for chest pain (heart attack) now it's controversial. Works for all types of pain in the body, less effective for neuropathic pain, but still effective. it is also used to treat shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Is morphine for chronic pain ok long term if nothing else helps ?

Is morphine for chronic pain ok long term if nothing else helps ?

It is OK: The answer is that you can use morphine safely, selectively and sparingly. Most of the debate about the role of opioids in chronic pain management is based upon both the safety and efficacy of these drugs and the potential for abuse. Because of concerns about tolerance, physical dependence and addiction, many health professionals are still reluctant to prescribe opioids for chronic pain. ...Read more

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Does morphine really help for pain long term? I heard opioids actually made pain worse...

Does morphine really help for pain long term?  I heard opioids actually made pain worse...

Possible: Morphine can create an addiction and you actually still have pain after long term use. Opioids are very helpful with cancer related pain. ...Read more

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Will they give you enough morphine if you are at the end to keep you pain free?

Yes!: I'm sorry that you have to ask that question, but yes, we should. If you're worried, ask for consult from hospice & palliative care specialist. Better yet, ask to see if you qualify for hospice benefits. If you do, we can then focus on caring for you (and your family) rather than on curing you when a cure isn't realistic. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: morphine?

Please describe the medication: morphine?

See below: Morphine is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Morphine is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Short-acting forumations are taken as needed for pain. Extended-release morphine is for use when around-the-clock pain relief is needed. ...Read more

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What is the reason that morphine (in the er) make me sad/angry/violent?

Morphine side effect: Those are potential morphine side effects. If you would care to see what the rest of them are you made book at the website as follows. www.drugs.com/sfx/morphine-side-effects.html learn about the potential side effects of morphine. Includes common and rare side effects information for consumers and healthcare professionals. ...Read more

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Am i addicted to morphine? What should I do?

Am i addicted to morphine? What should I do?

Possibly: The fact that you asked the question is a big clue. However this does not mean you are addicted to morphine. Addiction requires you to involve improper behavior patterns to obtain or maintain your morphine medications, i.e., steal, or involve in illegal activities. You should seek advice from a pain specialist or drug detox center for more info. ...Read more