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morphine (duramorph, ms contin, roxanol)

available over the counter: no

uses: severe pain

mechanism of action: acts on brain and spinal cord

side effects

  • common: dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting, constipation, drowsiness, itching
  • less common: mood swings, euphoria, urinary retention, jerking body movements, hallucinations, sweating

concerns: tell your doctor or dentist before surgery

 

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