Morphine is a narcotic drug and is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Morphine was used first in Germany in 1804, but it wasn’t until the hypodermic needle was introduced in 1853, that the use of morphine increased, and it increased rapidly. It is a highly addictive narcotic and extreme caution should be used when taking it, even though it is prescribed by a doctor. Doctors will not typically prescribe Morphine as a first choice. If the patient is still experiencing severe pain, and the doctor has tried other opiods already, only then may he consider prescribing Morphine. The doses may be given in pill form, or slow release capsules for pain around the clock. Your doctor will decide what will work best for you.
However, you may want to keep a close eye out for some side effects that may be uncomfortable. These include, but are not limited to:
Some more serious side effects are:
*Slow heart beat
It is extremely important that you tell your doctor right away if you are experiencing any of these side effects.
Due to the fact that this drug is a narcotic, and extremely addictive, it is imperative that you take it only as prescribed and never give it to someone other than the person it was prescribed for. If you find yourself in a situation where you feel you may be addicted, there is help. In other words, if you feel as though you need to take more Morphine in order to achieve the same amount of pain relief, or you become obsessed with idea of “feeling the high” rather than just relieving the pain, you might want to consider talking to someone about it. Treatment4Addiction can help you. We have a team of counselors, treatment centers and doctors that we can put you in contact with. You aren’t alone, we understand about addiction and want to help get back on track without having to live in pain.