People have been using Morphine in many different forms for hundreds of years. It is derived from the poppy flower and belongs to the group of drugs known as analgesics. Analgesics, or opioids, are pain-reducing medications such as:

  • oxycodone (Oxycontin)
  • heroin
  • hydromorphone (Dilaudid).

 Schedule II Narcotic

Acute, sudden onset pain and chronic, long-lasting pain are treated with Morphine. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and U.S. Food and Drug Administration classify it as a Schedule II narcotic. This classification system schedules drugs based on risk of abuse and harm. Morphine is dangerous and very addictive.

Side Effects

  • Constipation
  • Faintingspilled pills
  • Memory loss
  • Seizures
  • Slow heartbeat
  • Clammy skin
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Severe weakness
  • Tingling sensations

Pregnancy

Morphine is used for labor pains. FDA classifies medication by the risk of fetal injury. It is a Category C drug, which means the drug should only be given to women who are pregnant only if the benefits outweigh the risks.

A study found that birth defects can include:

  • Delayed sexual maturation
  • Exencephaly
  • Decreased body weight
  • Decreased brain size
  • Developmental delays
  • Kidney problems
  • Slow growth
  • Decreased size of the testes
  • Skeletal problems
  • Decreased male fertility

Don’t Delay! Call Clay!

If you or your child has injuries due to the dangerous drug, Morphine, contact The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess today for a free personal injury consultation.