Signs, Symptoms And Side Effects Of Morphabond Abuse
Morphabond ER is an extended-release version of the opioid pain reliever morphine. Morphine is a powerful opioid, and opioids are also called narcotics. Morphine is used to treat severe pain, and since Morphabond is an extended-release version, it’s for the treatment of around-the-clock, ongoing pain, such as pain stemming from cancer. Over a period of eight to 12 hours, the morphine in Morphabond is released into the system of an individual. Morphabond isn’t intended to be used for as-needed or breakthrough pain, and higher doses of the drug should be reserved for people who are opioid-tolerant. Morphabond ER has features built into it that can lower the risk of misuse. With extended-release opioids, some people may crush them or break them open to snort or inject them and get all of the effects of the drug at once. Morphabond has certain chemical and physical properties that make it difficult to misuse it in this way, but the risk still exists.
With prescription opioids like Morphabond, misuse is a significant problem. More than a hundred people die each day in the U.S. of drug overdoses related to opioids. Anytime someone is using a prescription drug outside of how it is intended to be used or prescribed to be used, it’s considered misuse. For example, symptoms of Morphabond misuse can include crushing the tablets to snort or inject them, as was mentioned above. Taking a higher dose of Morphabond than prescribed or taking it more frequently than instructed by a doctor indicates misuse. If someone uses Morphabond without a prescription, this is considered prescription drug misuse as well. Narcotics like Morphabond are central nervous system depressants. As a result, someone misusing Morphabond might show outward signs of drowsiness, dizziness or confusion.
When someone misuses a powerful opioid drug like Morphabond, the side effects can be far-reaching. There are physical side effects too, such as lowered blood pressure and breathing rate, reduced oxygen going to other parts of the body, and constipation because opioids slow the movement of the gastrointestinal tract. Someone who’s misusing Morphabond may experience changes in mood, behavior and sleep patterns. As well as the physical side effects of Morphabond misuse, there are other risks, such as addiction and dependence. The more someone misuses a drug like Morphabond, the more likely they are to become addicted and dependent. When someone is addicted to Morphabond, their use of the drug takes over their life, and they’re no longer in control. Dependence indicates someone will experience withdrawal symptoms if they suddenly stop using Morphabond.
Morphanbond misuse doesn’t mean someone is addicted to the drug, but misuse is a contributor to addiction. Addiction is a disease of the brain that also affects the body and the entire life of the affected person. Addiction is a complex but treatable disease, and there are certain symptoms used to make a diagnosis. An addiction can be classified as mild, moderate or severe, and some of the symptoms a person may have a Morphabond addiction can include:
• Taking more of the drug than intended
• Continuing to use Morphabond despite negative consequences or side effects
• Feeling out of control
• The use of Morphabond is a top priority
• Problems with relationships
• Declining performance at school or work
• Loss of interest in things outside of substance use
• Problems with finances
• Legal troubles
• Trying unsuccessfully to stop using Morphabond
People who have been taking opioids for a long time may suffer serious effects. Morphabond long-term effects can include a weakened immune system, reduce sex drive and changes in hormones. There can be gastrointestinal complications resulting from chronic constipation. People who have been taking Morphabond for a long time may suffer from new or worsening psychological symptoms, such as depression. Since Morphabond and other opioids slow respiration, the brain may be damaged as a result of not receiving enough oxygen. There are of course the damaging effects long-term drug use can have on a person’s relationships, career and family life as well.
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