Morphine is manufactured to help control long-term pain. Short-term pain or injuries often require a lower-costing and less addictive medicine such as codeine. Although both morphine and high doses of codeine require prescriptions, lower dosages of codeine can be purchased over the counter at pharmacies. Morphine in any dosage requires a prescription due to its potential for abuse.
When used in the correct dosage morphine is highly effective. Morphine is used to help people diagnosed with cancer, individuals with amputations, and many other long-term or irreversible diseases or pain. Without morphine many of these people would be in constant excruciating pain. Morphine has many positive side effects including:
Medical personal are trained to give the correct dosage to help an individual avoid negative sides effects such as the following:
Morphine dependence or addiction makes ending morphine use difficult. The physical and psychological effects of morphine require professional treatment, if long-term recovery is to be a possibility. Please call our toll-free helpline to learn more about morphine and your options for ending your or a loved one’s addiction. We are here 24 hours a day, so please call now.