MS Contin Addiction and Abuse
Common side effects associated with MS Contin include nausea, vomiting, constipation, sweating, lightheadedness, dizziness, or drowsiness. These should all subside after the body adjusts to MS Contin. If they do not go away or if they worsen, promptly notify your doctor.
Tell your doctor right away if you notice any serious side effects of MS Contin, such as mood changes, agitation, confusion, hallucinations, severe stomach or abdominal pain, difficulty urinating, loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, and weight loss. Seek medical attention as soon as possible if you notice any fainting, seizures, slow or shallow breathing, severe drowsiness, or difficulty waking up.
This is not a full list of the potential side effects of MS Contin. Contact your doctor if you believe that you are experiencing a side effect of the medication that is not mentioned above.
Take MS Contin on a regular schedule and not as needed for sudden pain. The medication can be taken with or without food every 8 to 12 hours. If you have nausea, it is recommended that you take MS Contin with a meal.
MS Contin tablets should be swallowed whole. Do not crush, break, chew, or dissolve the tablet, as this can release all of the medication at once and increase the risk of MS Contin overdose. The risk of overdose is also greatly increased if you alter your dosage without your doctor’s permission. For this reason, do not adjust your MS Contin treatment schedule or dosage levels unless you are told to do so by your doctor.
If you or someone you love begins to develop an addiction to MS Contin, or another type of substance abuse disorder, seek help as soon as possible. The Recovery Village has many treatment options that are tailored to fit each patient’s needs.
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