MORPHINE SULFATE ER Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

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    • low blood pressure
    • constipation
    • drowsiness
    • inducing of a relaxed easy state
    • fainting
    • dizziness
    • excessive sweating
    • nausea
    • vomiting

    INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • slow heartbeat
    • vocal cord swelling
    • a spasm of the larynx
    • a complete or partial collapse of the lung airways called atelectasis
    • bronchospasm
    • inflammation of the skin due to an allergy
    • itching
    • hives
    • a skin rash
    • trouble breathing
    • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
    • involuntary muscle movements
    • fast heartbeat

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • double vision
    • blurred vision
    • dry mouth
    • irritation of the stomach or intestines
    • spasm of a bile duct tract
    • a spasm of the ureter
    • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
    • decreased appetite
    • headache
    • nervousness
    • generalized weakness
    • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise

    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • insufficiency of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland
    • decreased function of the adrenal gland
    • deficiency of a substance that promotes masculinization
    • anemia
    • mental problems from taking the drug
    • addiction to a drug
    • myoclonus, quick and involuntary muscle jerks
    • complete stoppage of the heart
    • lung failure causing loss of breath
    • decreased lung function
    • blocked bowels with decreased peristaltic movement
    • muscle stiffness
    • decreased calcification or density of bone
    • coma
    • hallucinations
    • seizures
    • sleep apnea
    • a condition where the body is unable to maintain adequate blood flow called shock
    • apnea, a breathing interruption
    • an inability to completely empty the bladder
    • abnormal liver function tests
    • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
    • low energy and weakness
    • high pressure within the skull
    • accidental falls

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • altered interest in having sexual intercourse
    • problems with ejaculation
    • dependence on opioid-type drugs
    • agitation
    • an extreme sense of wellbeing called euphoria
    • depression
    • lazy eye
    • eye pain
    • orthostatic hypotension, a form of low blood pressure
    • widening of blood vessels
    • indigestion
    • the inability to have an erection
    • pain with menstruation
    • dry skin
    • delirium
    • memory loss
    • sensation of spinning or whirling
    • difficulty sleeping
    • muscle tremors
    • abnormal manner of walking
    • loss of muscle coordination
    • visible water retention
    • weight loss
    • excessive thirst
    • a change in voice
    • heart throbbing or pounding
    • hiccups
    • difficulty swallowing
    • difficult or painful urination
    • abnormal dreams
    • feelings of dissatisfaction, sadness, and unease
    • a delay when starting to urinate
    • high blood levels of the amylase enzyme
    • anxious feelings

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