Oramorph Addiction and Abuse
Only patients who have taken high doses of opioid pain-relievers regularly should use high strength Oramorph with 100 milligrams per tablet or more. If someone who is not accustomed to using opioids takes Oramorph, they could risk overdosing or losing their life. Also, extended-release Oramorph should only be used for ongoing pain and not for mild or short-term pain.
Common side effects of using Oramorph, which do not require medical attention, are nausea, vomiting, constipation, sweating, lightheadedness, dizziness, and drowsiness. These should go away with time. If they persist or worsen, let your doctor know.
Serious side effects associated with Oramorph include mood changes, agitation, confusion, hallucinations, severe stomach or abdominal pain, difficulty urinating, and signs of your adrenal glands not working well (e.g., loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, and weight loss). If you experience any of these serious side effects, contact your doctor as soon as possible.
Oramorph tablets should be swallowed whole and never broken, crushed, chewed, or dissolved. If the medication is tampered with in any way, all the Oramorph could be released at once, increasing your risk for overdose.
Remember, your Oramorph dose is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not adjust your Oramorph dose or treatment schedule without instruction from your doctor. Before you start using Oramorph, talk to your doctor or pharmacist about your use of other opioid medications.
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