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Roxanol

ROXANOL™
(morphine sulfate) Immediate Release
Oral Solution (Concentrate)
Highly Concentrated
Check Dose Carefully

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Each mL of Roxanol™ contains:

Morphine Sulfate...................................... 20 mg

Chemically, Morphine Sulfate is, Morphinan-3,6-diol, 7,8-didehydro-4,5-epoxy-17-methyl-,(5α,6α)-, sul-fate(2:1)(salt), pentahydrate, which can be represented by the following structural formula:

ROXANOL (IMMEDIATE RELEASE) Structural Formula Illustration

Morphine Sulfate acts as a narcotic analgesic.

What are the possible side effects of morphine?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • shallow breathing, slow heartbeat;
  • seizure (convulsions);
  • cold, clammy skin;
  • confusion;
  • severe weakness or dizziness; or
  • feeling light-headed, fainting.

Less serious side effects are more likely to occur, such as:

  • constipation;
  • warmth, tingling, or redness under your...

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What are the precautions when taking morphine sulfate (Roxanol)?

Before taking morphine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other narcotic pain medications (such as codeine); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, liver disease, lung diseases (such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD), breathing problems (such as slow/shallow breathing, sleep apnea), a certain spinal problem (kyphoscoliosis), certain heart problems (irregular heartbeat), personal or family history of regular use/abuse of drugs/alcohol, brain disorders (such as seizures, head...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 8/22/2007
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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