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Morphine and Alcohol Side Effects

Morphine and Alcohol

What is Morphine? Morphine is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Morphine extended-release tablets and capsules are only used to relieve severe (around-the-clock) pain that cannot be controlled by the use of other pain medications. Morphine extended-release tablets and capsules should not be used to treat pain that can be controlled by medication that is taken as needed. Morphine is in a class of medications called opiate (narcotic) analgesics. It works by changing the way the brain and nervous system respond to pain. Morphine may be habit-forming or may cause drug addiction, especially with prolonged use. You have to tell your doctor if you or anyone in your family: Drinks or has ever drunk large amounts of alcohol Uses or has ever used street drugs Has overused prescription medications Has had a drug overdose If you have or have ever had depression or another psychiatric disorder There is a greater risk that you will overuse morphine and alcohol if you have or have ever had any of these conditions.  Morphine’s Interaction with the Body Opioid addiction such as morphine abuse is a major public health concern. When used correctly under a health care provider’s direction, prescription pain medicines are helpful.…