MORPHINE SULFATE - morphine sulfate solution 
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MEDICATION GUIDE

Morphine Sulfate (mor-pheen) (CII)
Oral Solution

IMPORTANT: Keep morphine sulfate oral solution in a safe place away from children. Accidental use by a child is a medical emergency and can cause death. If a child accidentally takes morphine sulfate oral solution, get emergency help right away.

Read the Medication Guide that comes with morphine sulfate oral solution before you start taking it and each time you get a new prescription. There may be new information. This Medication Guide does not take the place of talking with your healthcare provider about your medical condition or your treatment.

What is the most important information I should know about morphine sulfate oral solution?
Morphine sulfate oral solution can cause serious side effects, including death.

What is morphine sulfate oral solution?
Morphine sulfate oral solution is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers. Morphine sulfate oral solution is only for adults who have moderate to severe pain.

Who should not take morphine sulfate oral solution?
Do not take morphine sulfate oral solution if you:

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking morphine sulfate oral solution?
Before taking morphine sulfate oral solution, tell your healthcare provider if you:

If you take morphine sulfate oral solution regularly before your baby is born, your newborn baby may have withdrawal symptoms because their body has become used to the medicine. Symptoms of withdrawal in a newborn baby may include:

If you take morphine sulfate oral solution right before your baby is born, your baby could have breathing problems.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Sometimes the doses of medicines that you take with morphine sulfate oral solution may need to be changed if used together. Be especially careful about taking other medicines that make you sleepy such as:

Ask your healthcare provider if you are not sure if your medicine is one listed above.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them and show it to your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

How should I take morphine sulfate oral solution?

Talk with your healthcare provider regularly about your pain to see if you still need to take morphine sulfate oral solution.

What should I avoid while taking morphine sulfate oral solution?

What are the possible side effects of morphine sulfate oral solution?

These can be symptoms that you have taken too much morphine sulfate oral solution (overdose) or the dose is too high for you. These symptoms may lead to serious problems or death if not treated right away.

Constipation (not often enough or hard bowel movements) is a very common side effect of pain medicines (opioids). Talk to your healthcare provider about dietary changes, and the use of laxatives (medicines to treat constipation) and stool softeners to prevent or treat constipation while taking morphine sulfate oral solution.
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of morphine sulfate oral solution. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store morphine sulfate oral solution?

General information about morphine sulfate oral solution
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use morphine sulfate oral solution for a condition for which it was not prescribed.
Do not give your morphine sulfate oral solution to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. Selling or giving away morphine sulfate oral solution may harm others, may cause death, and is against the law.
This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about morphine sulfate oral solution. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about morphine sulfate oral solution that is written for healthcare professionals.
For more information about morphine sulfate oral solution, go to www.covidien.com or call Mallinckrodt at 1-800-778-7898.
What are the ingredients in morphine sulfate oral solution?
Active ingredient:
morphine sulfate
Inactive ingredients: anhydrous citric acid, edetate disodium, FD&C Green No. 3, glycerin, purified water, raspberry cream flavor, and sodium benzoate. The pH of the solution is adjusted with diluted hydrochloric acid, as needed.
This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Revised: 01/2013
 
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