Oramorph SR

Generic Name: Morphine

  • What is Oramorph SR?

    Oramorph SR is a narcotic pain medicine that contains morphine. Oramorph SR is used to relieve pain if you require painkillers for more than a few days.

    Oramorph SR is a federally controlled substance because it has abuse potential.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Oramorph SR?

    Oramorph SR has abuse potential. Mental and physical dependence can occur with the use of Oramorph SR when it is used improperly for long periods of time.

    Oramorph SR can cause serious breathing problems that can become life-threatening, especially when it is used in the wrong way for long periods of time. Tell your doctor if you have any lung or breathing problems (such as asthma); your doctor will monitor you.

    Oramorph SR can impair your mental and physical abilities. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how Oramorph SR affects you. Also, do not drink alcohol or take other medications that can affect your brain (such as medications that make you drowsy and narcotic painkillers) while using Oramorph SR.

  • Who should not take Oramorph SR?

    Do not take Oramorph SR if you are allergic to it, any of its ingredients, or if you are having an asthma attack, have severe asthma, trouble breathing, or lung problems.

    Do not take Oramorph SR if you have paralytic ileus (impairment of the small intestines).

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Oramorph SR?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Oramorph SR. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have breathing problems; brain problems or head injury; liver or kidney problems; paralytic ileus; history of or a present drug abuse or addiction problem; or a family history of drug abuse or addiction problem.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: The recommended starting dose is 30 milligrams (mg) every 12 hours. Your doctor will prescribe the appropriate dose for you based on your condition and your daily morphine requirement.

  • How should I take Oramorph SR?

    Take Oramorph SR exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the tablets whole; do not break in half, crush, or chew the tablets.

  • What should I avoid while taking Oramorph SR?

    Do not drive, operate machinery, or engage in dangerous activities until you know how Oramorph SR affects you.

    Do not drink alcohol while you are taking Oramorph SR. Alcohol can increase your chance of having dangerous side effects.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Oramorph SR?

    If Oramorph SR is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Oramorph SR with the following: alcohol, antihistamines (such as diphenhydramine), certain antipsychotic medications (such as clozapine, haloperidol, or olanzapine), certain painkillers (such as buprenorphine, butorphanol, nalbuphine, or pentazocine), or other medications that slow down your brain function (such as alprazolam, diazepam, or phenobarbital).

  • What are the possible side effects of Oramorph SR?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: blurred vision, breathing difficulties, constipation, dizziness, drowsiness, euphoria (a feeling of happiness and well-being), headache, irregular heartbeat, itchiness, lightheadedness, nausea, sweating, urinary retention (inability to urinate normally), vomiting

  • Can I receive Oramorph SR if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Oramorph SR during pregnancy are unknown. Oramorph SR can be found in your breast milk if you use it during breastfeeding. Do not take Oramorph SR while you are breastfeeding. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Oramorph SR?

    If you miss a dose of Oramorph SR, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.

  • How should I store Oramorph SR?

    Store at room temperature. Protect from light.