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Dosing Information

The dose of morphine sulfate that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • The particular morphine sulfate product
  • The type and dose of other painkillers you have taken
  • The type and severity of your pain
  • How you respond to the medication
  • Other medications you are taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Morphine Sulfate Dosage for more information.)
 

Drug Interactions

Morphine sulfate can potentially interact with several other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Morphine Sulfate).
 

What If I Take an Overdose?

An overdose with morphine sulfate can be very dangerous. If you happen to overdose on this medication, seek immediate medical attention.
 
(Click Morphine Overdose for more information.)
 

How Should Morphine Sulfate Be Stored?

Morphine sulfate should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children. Because it can be a desirable drug of abuse, make sure to keep it in a safe place.
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

Depending on the particular product, this medication is often prescribed "as needed," which means you do not need to take a dose if you do not feel pain. If you forget to take a dose of morphine sulfate and notice significant pain, take your missed dose right away. However, make sure to wait the recommended time before the next dose.
 
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