morphine extended-release capsule - oral, Avinza
GENERIC NAME: MORPHINE EXTENDED-RELEASE CAPSULE - ORAL (MORE-feen)
BRAND NAME(S): Avinza
WARNING: Crushing or chewing this medication or using any alcohol may suddenly release a very large (possibly fatal) amount of drug into your body. Do not crush, chew, or dissolve this medication or the contents of the capsules. Also, do not drink alcohol or use any product that contains alcohol while taking this medication. Check product labels carefully or ask your pharmacist if you are unsure whether a product contains alcohol.
USES: This medication is used to treat moderate to severe long-term pain (usually lasting longer than a few days). It acts on certain centers in the brain to give you pain relief. This medication is a long-acting narcotic pain reliever (opiate-type).Use this medication on a regular schedule as prescribed by your doctor, not as needed.You should use the stronger forms of this medication (45, 60, 75, 90, and 120 milligrams per capsule) only if you have already been regularly taking moderate to large amounts of a powerful narcotic medication (such as morphine, oxycodone). A person who has not been taking powerful narcotics regularly can develop serious (possibly fatal) breathing problems (such as very slow and shallow breathing) if they take these strong capsules.
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