MORPHINE SULFATE- morphine sulfate solution 
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Morphine Sulfate (mor-pheen) Oral Solution, CII

Morphine Sulfate Oral Solution is:

  • A strong prescription pain medicine that contains an opioid (narcotic) that is used to manage short term (acute) and long term (chronic) pain severe enough to require an opioid pain medicine, when other pain treatments such as non-opioid pain medicines do not treat your pain well enough or you cannot tolerate them.
  • An opioid pain medicine that can put you at risk for overdose and death. Even if you take your dose correctly as prescribed, you are at risk for opioid addiction, abuse, and misuse that can lead to death.

Important information about morphine sulfate:

  • Get emergency help right away if you take too much Morphine Sulfate Oral Solution (overdose). When you first start taking Morphine Sulfate Oral Solution, when your dose is changed, or if you take too much (overdose), serious or life-threatening breathing problems that can lead to death may occur.
  • Taking Morphine Sulfate Oral Solution with other opioid medicines, benzodiazepines, alcohol, or other central nervous system depressants (including street drugs) can cause severe drowsiness, decreased awareness, breathing problems, coma, and death.
  • Never give anyone else your Morphine Sulfate Oral Solution. They could die from taking it. Selling or giving away Morphine Sulfate Oral Solution is against the law.
  • Store Morphine Sulfate Oral Solution securely, out of sight and reach of children, and in a location not accessible by others, including visitors to the home.

Do not take Morphine Sulfate Oral Solution if you have:

  • severe asthma, trouble breathing, or other lung problems.
  • a bowel blockage or have narrowing of the stomach or intestines.
  • an allergy to morphine

Before taking Morphine Sulfate Oral Solution, tell your healthcare provider if you have a history of:

  • head injury, seizures
  • liver, kidney, thyroid problems
  • problems urinating
  • pancreas or gallbladder problems
  • abuse of street or prescription drugs, alcohol addiction, or mental health problems.

Tell your healthcare provider if you are:

  • pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Prolonged use of Morphine Sulfate Oral Solution during pregnancy can cause withdrawal symptoms in your newborn baby that could be life-threatening if not recognized and treated.
  • breastfeeding. Morphine Sulfate Oral Solution passes into breast milk and may harm your baby.
  • taking prescription or over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements. Taking Morphine Sulfate Oral Solution with certain other medicines can cause serious side effects that could lead to death.

When taking Morphine Sulfate Oral Solution:

  • Do not change your dose. Take Morphine Sulfate Oral Solution exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Use the lowest dose possible for the shortest time needed.
  • See the detailed Instructions for Use for information about how to take Morphine Sulfate Oral Solution 100 mg/5mL (20 mg per mL).
  • Always use the enclosed calibrated oral syringe or dosing cup that comes with Morphine Sulfate Oral Solution to correctly measure your dose. Never use a household teaspoon or tablespoon to measure Morphine Sulfate Oral Solution.
  • Take your prescribed dose every 4 hours as needed for pain. Do not take more than your prescribed dose. If you miss a dose, take your next dose at your usual time.
  • Call your healthcare provider if the dose you are taking does not control your pain.
  • If you have been taking Morphine Sulfate Oral Solution regularly, do not stop taking Morphine Sulfate Oral Solution without talking to your healthcare provider.
  • Dispose of expired, unwanted, or unused Morphine Sulfate Oral Solution by promptly flushing down the toilet, if a drug take-back option is not readily available. Visit for additional information on disposal of unused medicines.

While taking Morphine Sulfate Oral Solution DO NOT:

  • Drive or operate heavy machinery, until you know how Morphine Sulfate Oral Solution affects you. Morphine Sulfate Oral Solution can make you sleepy, dizzy, or lightheaded.
  • Drink alcohol or use prescription or over-the-counter medicines that contain alcohol. Using products containing alcohol during treatment with Morphine Sulfate Oral Solution may cause you to overdose and die.

The possible side effects of Morphine Sulfate Oral Solution:

  • constipation, nausea, sleepiness, vomiting, tiredness, headache, dizziness, abdominal pain. Call your healthcare provider if you have any of these symptoms and they are severe.

Get emergency medical help if you have:

  • trouble breathing, shortness of breath, fast heartbeat, chest pain, swelling of your face, tongue, or throat, extreme drowsiness, light-headedness when changing positions, feeling faint, agitation, high body temperature, trouble walking, stiff muscles, or mental changes such as confusion.

These are not all the possible side effects of Morphine Sulfate Oral Solution. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. For more information go to

Marketed by: Rhodes Pharmaceuticals L.P., Coventry, RI 02816

This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Issued: 11/2019

Instructions for Use

Morphine Sulfate Oral Solution 100 mg per 5 mL (20 mg per mL) Oral Syringe Important information about measuring Morphine Sulfate Oral Solution 

  1. Insert the tip of the oral syringe into the medicine bottle.
  2. Pull back the plunger to the line that matches the dose prescribed by your healthcare provider.
  3. Remove the oral syringe from the medicine bottle.
  4. Take your medicine by slowly pushing the plunger until the oral syringe is empty.

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Revised: 11/2019
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