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Morphine sulfate, a prescription medicine used to treat pain, is a type of opioid narcotic. It is an active ingredient in many prescription medications. It is most commonly used to treat pain, although it is sometimes also used for other reasons. Morphine sulfate comes in many different forms, such as:
 
  • Tablets
  • Extended-release tablets or capsules
  • An oral solution
  • An injectable solution.
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Because certain risks are associated with the use of this drug, it is important to review safety information for morphine sulfate with your healthcare provider before beginning treatment. For example, if you experience severe constipation, you should seek immediate medical attention. In addition, you should tell your healthcare provider if you have ever had any problems with substance abuse.
 
(Click Morphine Sulfate for more information on this drug. This article covers how it works, lists the factors affecting your dose, and offers some details on what to expect while taking this medicine.)
 
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