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Report Morphine Side Effects

If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Morphine, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Morphine side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Morphine.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Morphine side effects are:
Itching (34 reports)
Jerking Movements (34 reports)
Speech Problems (25 reports)
Back Pain (24 reports)
Constipation (19 reports)
Finger Numbness (19 reports)
Agitation (16 reports)
Jerking (9 reports)
Mouth Dryness (9 reports)

If you have experienced a side effect listed above, you can check a box to report it.


To view a complete list of submitted side effects, please follow the link Morphine side effects . You can also compare Morphine side effects or view FDA reports.

Morphine Side Effects reported to FDA

The following Morphine reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
The FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Morphine on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has identified a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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Chest Pain, Infusion Related Reaction, Dyspnoea, Chest Discomfort
on Feb 18, 2014 Female from US , 14 years of age, weighting 133.4 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Morphine. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Morphine side effects: chest pain, infusion related reaction, dyspnoea, chest discomfort. Morphine dosage: 90 Day From Cpd Date, 3mg Prn/as Needed Intravenous.
Associated medications used:

Toxicity To Various Agents, Respiratory Paralysis
Patient was taking Morphine Sulfate. Patient felt the following Morphine side effects: toxicity to various agents, respiratory paralysis on Feb 19, 2014 from AT Additional patient health information: Male , 21 years of age, . Morphine Sulfate dosage: Twice.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Substance Abuse, Needle Track Marks
Adverse event was reported on Feb 19, 2014 by a Male taking Morphine Sulfate (Dosage: Unk) . Location: CA , 28 years of age, After Morphine was administered, patient encountered several Morphine side effects: substance abuse, needle track marks.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Oxycontin (Unk)
  • Dilaudid (Unk)
  • Percocet (Unk)
  • Diazepam (Unk)



on Feb 19, 2014 Male from US , 65 years of age, was treated with Morphine Sulfate. . Morphine Sulfate dosage: N/A.


Overdose
on Feb 19, 2014 Male from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , 27 years of age, was treated with Morphine. Patient felt the following Morphine side effects: overdose. Morphine dosage: N/A.

Dyspnoea, Unresponsive To Stimuli, Encephalopathy, Sedation, Hypercapnia, Cardio-respiratory Arrest
Patient was taking Morphine. After Morphine was administered, patient encountered several Morphine side effects: dyspnoea, unresponsive to stimuli, encephalopathy, sedation, hypercapnia, cardio-respiratory arrest on Feb 14, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 212.7 lb, was diagnosed with and. Morphine dosage: 1-2 Mg Q4hrs Prn Iv Recent.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Delirium, Renal Failure Chronic, Hyperkalaemia, Type I Hypersensitivity, Rash Erythematous
Adverse event was reported on Feb 18, 2014 by a Male taking Morphine Sulfate (Dosage: 10 Mg, Daily) was diagnosed with and. Location: CH , 85 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Morphine side effects: delirium, renal failure chronic, hyperkalaemia, type i hypersensitivity, rash erythematous.
Associated medications used:
  • Pantoprazole (20 Mg, Daily)
  • Metformin Hcl (500 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Tilur (90 Mg, Daily)
  • Cymbalta (60 Mg, Daily)
  • Seroquel (200 Mg, Daily)
  • Haldol (0.5 Mg, 3x/day)
  • Distraneurin (300 Mg, Daily)
  • Ebixa (20 Mg, Daily)
Patient was hospitalized.

Completed Suicide
on Feb 17, 2014 Male from US , 38 years of age, was treated with Morphine. Patient felt the following Morphine side effects: completed suicide. Morphine dosage: N/A.

Overdose
on Feb 13, 2014 Male from AT , 34 years of age, was treated with Morphine Sulfate. After Morphine was administered, patient encountered several Morphine side effects: overdose. Morphine Sulfate dosage: Unk.

Toxic Encephalopathy
Patient was taking Morphine. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Morphine side effects: toxic encephalopathy on Feb 13, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 14 years of age, . Morphine dosage: Unk. Patient was hospitalized.

Polysubstance Dependence
Adverse event was reported on Feb 13, 2014 by a Male taking Morphine Sulfate (Dosage: Unk) . Location: US , 19 years of age, Patient felt the following Morphine side effects: polysubstance dependence.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Dilaudid (Unk)
  • Oxycontin (Unk)
  • Heroin (Unk)


Toxicity To Various Agents, Substance Abuse
on Feb 13, 2014 Male from US , 31 years of age, was treated with Morphine Sulfate. After Morphine was administered, patient encountered several Morphine side effects: toxicity to various agents, substance abuse. Morphine Sulfate dosage: Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Codeine (Unk)
  • Alcohol (Unk)
  • Heroin (Unk)


Overdose, Loss Of Consciousness
on Feb 13, 2014 Male from AT , 23 years of age, was treated with Morphine Sulfate. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Morphine side effects: overdose, loss of consciousness. Morphine Sulfate dosage: Unk. Patient was hospitalized.

Overdose, Haemoptysis, Unresponsive To Stimuli
Patient was taking Morphine Sulfate. Patient felt the following Morphine side effects: overdose, haemoptysis, unresponsive to stimuli on Feb 12, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 67 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Morphine Sulfate dosage: Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Poisoning, Exposure Via Ingestion
Adverse event was reported on Feb 07, 2014 by a Male taking Morphine (Dosage: N/A) . Location: US , child 4 years of age, After Morphine was administered, patient encountered several Morphine side effects: poisoning, exposure via ingestion.

Completed Suicide, Exposure Via Ingestion, Toxicity To Various Agents
on Feb 07, 2014 Male from US , 75 years of age, was treated with Morphine. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Morphine side effects: completed suicide, exposure via ingestion, toxicity to various agents. Morphine dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:

Poisoning, Exposure Via Ingestion
on Feb 07, 2014 Female from US , 56 years of age, was treated with Morphine. Patient felt the following Morphine side effects: poisoning, exposure via ingestion. Morphine dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Poisoning, Exposure Via Ingestion
Patient was taking Morphine. After Morphine was administered, patient encountered several Morphine side effects: poisoning, exposure via ingestion on Feb 07, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 55 years of age, . Morphine dosage: Oral.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Poisoning, Completed Suicide, Exposure Via Ingestion
Adverse event was reported on Feb 07, 2014 by a Female taking Morphine (Dosage: N/A) . Location: US , 39 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Morphine side effects: poisoning, completed suicide, exposure via ingestion.
Associated medications used:

Poisoning, Exposure Via Ingestion
on Feb 07, 2014 Female from US , 42 years of age, was treated with Morphine. Patient felt the following Morphine side effects: poisoning, exposure via ingestion. Morphine dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Poisoning
on Feb 07, 2014 Male from US , 42 years of age, was treated with Morphine. After Morphine was administered, patient encountered several Morphine side effects: poisoning. Morphine dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Completed Suicide, Poisoning
Patient was taking Morphine. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Morphine side effects: completed suicide, poisoning on Feb 07, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 42 years of age, . Morphine dosage: Oral.
Associated medications used:
  • Fentanyl (fentanyl) Transdermal Patch 25mcg/hr (Transdermal)
  • Citalopram (Oral)
  • Clonazepam (clonazepam) (clonazepam) (Oral)
  • Meloxicam (Oral)
  • Doxepin (doxepin) (doxepin) (Oral)
  • Hydromorphone (Oral)
  • Androgens (Oral)
  • Acetaminophen/oxycodone (Oral)



Adverse event was reported on Feb 10, 2014 by a Male taking Morphine (Dosage: N/A) . Location: US , 57 years of age, .
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Diazepam
  • Buprenorphine
  • Codeine
  • Tramadol
  • Zolpidem
  • Chlorpheniramine


Completed Suicide
on Feb 10, 2014 Female from US , 29 years of age, was treated with Morphine. After Morphine was administered, patient encountered several Morphine side effects: completed suicide. Morphine dosage: Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Grand Mal Convulsion, Hyperhidrosis, Unresponsive To Stimuli, Cyanosis, Pyrexia, Renal Failure Acute, Ischaemic Hepatitis
on Feb 10, 2014 Male from US , 24 years of age, was treated with Morphine. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Morphine side effects: grand mal convulsion, hyperhidrosis, unresponsive to stimuli, cyanosis, pyrexia, renal failure acute, ischaemic hepatitis. Morphine dosage: N/A.

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Most drugs have a large list of nonsevere or mild adverse effects which do not rule out continued usage. These effects depend on individual sensitivity, and can include nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, malaise, vomiting, headache, dermatitis, dry mouth, etc. Check commonly reported side effects . These can be considered a form of pseudo-allergic reaction, as not all users experience these effects; many users experience none at all.

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Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

Alternative MORPHINE Names:ASTRAMORPH AVINZA DURAMORPH EMBEDA INFUMORPH 200 INFUMORPH 500 KADIAN KADIAN ER MORPHINUM MORPHINUM MURIATICU MS CONTIN OPIUM TINCTURE (DEO OPIUM TINCTURE DEOD

Active Ingredient: MORPHINE

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Side Effects reported to FDA: 5356

Morphine safety alerts: 2012 2011 2008 2005 2003

Reported deaths: 1114

Reported hospitalizations: 1173

Morphine Sulfate Injection USP, 4 mg/mL (C-II), 1 mL fill in 2.5 mL Carpuject by Hospira, Inc: Recall - May Contain More Than Intended Fill Volume

 

[Posted 04/18/2012]

AUDIENCE: Risk Manager, Pain Management

ISSUE: Customer report of two Carpujects syringes containing more than the 1 mL labeled fill volume. Opioid pain medications such as morphine have life-threatening consequences if overdosed. Those consequences can include respiratory depression (slowed breathing or suspension of breathing), and low blood pressure.

BACKGROUND: The affected product is a prefilled glass cartridge for use with the Carpuject Syringe system. The affected lot number is 10830LL, with an expiration date of April 1, 2013. Morphine Sulfate Carpujects 4 mg/mL are packaged in Slim-Pak tamper detection packages with each box containing 10 Carpujects (NDC 0409-1258-30). 

The affected lot was distributed in January 2012. It was initially distributed to wholesalers and a limited number of hospitals in Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Texas and Virginia. 

RECOMMENDATION: Anyone with an existing inventory of affected product should stop use and distribution and quarantine the product immediately and call Stericycle at 1-888-912-7088 to arrange for the return of the product.

Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

  • Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
  • Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178


[04/17/2012 - Press Release - Hospira, Inc]
 

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