Morphabond ER| Morphabond Generic
Morphabond er is used to alleviate severe ongoing pain (such as due to cancer). Morphine is an opioid analgesic, which is a type of pain reliever. It changes how your body feels and responds to pain by acting on the brain. The higher strengths of this drug (100 milligrams or more per tablet) should only be used if you have been taking moderate to large amounts of opioid pain medications on a regular basis. If these strengths are taken by someone who has not been taking opioids on a regular basis, they may result in an overdose (or even death). Use the extended-release form of morphine only for minor pain that will go away in a few days. This medication should not be used on an as-needed basis.
Morphabond er: How to Use It
Also see the Warning section.
Before you begin using morphine, and each time you get a refill, read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist. If you have any concerns, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this Morphabond er on a regular basis, as directed by your doctor, rather than only when you are experiencing severe (breakthrough) pain. Take this medication with or without food as prescribed by your doctor, usually every 8 to 12 hours. Some brands should be taken only every 12 hours. If you have nausea, taking this medication with food may help. Inquire with your doctor or pharmacist about other ways to reduce nausea (such as lying down for 1 to 2 hours with as little head movement as possible). Consult your doctor if the nausea persists.
Take the tablets whole. The tablet should not be broken, crushed, chewed, or dissolved. This can result in the drug being released all at once, increasing the risk of morphine overdose.
The dosage is determined by your medical condition as well as your response to treatment. Do not increase your dose or use this medication more frequently or for a longer period of time than prescribed, as this may increase your risk of side effects. When instructed, discontinue the medication.
Before you begin taking this medication, consult with your doctor or pharmacist to see if you should discontinue or modify your use of any other opioid medications (s). Other pain relievers (such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen) may be prescribed as well. Inquire with your doctor or pharmacist about the safe use of morphine in conjunction with other medications.
Stopping morphabond abruptly may cause withdrawal symptoms, especially if you have been taking it for a long time or in high doses. To avoid withdrawal, your doctor may gradually reduce your dose. Notify your doctor or pharmacist right away if you experience any withdrawal symptoms such as restlessness, mental/mood changes (including anxiety, difficulty sleeping, or suicidal thoughts), watering eyes, runny nose, nausea, diarrhea, sweating, muscle aches, or sudden behavioral changes.
When this medication is used for an extended period of time, it may lose its effectiveness. Consult your doctor if morphabond is no longer working properly.
Despite the fact that it benefits many people, this medication can sometimes lead to addiction. If you have a substance use disorder (such as overuse or addiction to drugs/alcohol), your risk may be increased. To reduce the risk of addiction, take this medication exactly as directed. For more information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Inform your doctor if your pain does not improve or worsens.