morphine high potency injection (Astramorph, Duramorph, Infumorph, AVINza) (cont.)

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SIDE EFFECTS: The most frequent adverse reactions of morphine include:

Other side effects include:

Patients may also develop anemia with intrathecal injection, and pain at the injection site. The elderly may be more sensitive to adverse effects. Morphine has the potential to be habit forming. Tolerance and physical and psychological dependence may occur with prolonged use. Seizures may result from high doses. Overdoses may cause respiratory depression, coma, and death.



PREPARATIONS: Solution 0.5, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 15, 25, and 50 mg/mL in 1, 2, 10, 20, 30, 50, and 250 mL ampules or vials. There is a preservative-free formulation for intrathecal and epidural (spinal) administration.

STORAGE: Morphine injection solution should be protected from light and stored at room temperature, between 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F).

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/19/2015

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