You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to morphine or to related narcotic pain-killers. You should not receive this medicine if you have severe asthma (or during an asthma attack), lung disease, blocked intestines, or a head injury. You should not receive this medicine for labor pains during child birth.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Tell your doctor if you are using any medicines that make you sleepy. These include sleeping pills, cold and allergy medicine, narcotic pain relievers, and sedatives.
Tell your doctor if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as Eldepryl®, Marplan®, Nardil®, or Parnate® within the last 14 days. Make sure your doctor knows if you are using a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin®).
There are many medicines that can interact with morphine. Make sure your doctor knows about all other medicines you are using.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
Make sure your doctor knows if you have heart disease, low blood pressure, liver disease, pancreatic disease, lung disease, kidney disease, problems urinating, gall bladder disease, an enlarged prostate, or seizures.
This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
This medicine may cause constipation. This is more common if you use it for a long time. Ask your doctor if you should also use a laxative to prevent and treat constipation.