Morphine Side Effects

Morphine: Prototype Summary


Relief of moderate to severe acute or chronic pain; preoperative medication; component of combination therapy for severe chronic pain; intraspinal to reduce intractable pain.


Acts as an agonist at specific opioid receptors in the CNS to produce analgesia, euphoria, and sedation.

Adverse effects:

Light-headedness, dizziness, sedation, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, constipation, ureteral spasm, respiratory depression, apnea, circulatory depression, respiratory arrest, shock, cardiac arrest.

Morphine Side Effects Pharmacology Mnemonics: follow the table


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