Maximum effect is around
20 minutes when given intravenously and 60 minutes when given by mouth, while duration of effect is
between three and seven hours. Long-acting formulations also exist.
This medication is used to treat severe pain. Morphine belongs to a class of drugs known as opioid (narcotic) analgesics. It works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain.
Morphine is most commonly used as a means of providing pain relief. However, the side effects of morphine vary somewhat and while some of the adverse effects seen with initial therapy are short- term, others may be long-term, especially when the drug is used over longer duration of time.
How to use Morphine SULFATE Syringe
Depending on your specific product, this medication is given by injection into a vein, into a muscle, or under the skin.
About 70% of morphine is used to make other opioids such as hydromorphone, oxymorphone, and heroin.