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Can I use MS Contin if I am taking MAO inhibitors?

Do not use the painkiller MS Contin (morphine) if you use, or have used in the last 14 days, a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). MAOIs can cause MS Contin to become more potent, possibly bringing about overdose symptoms such as slow or shallow breathing, low blood pressure, seizures, shock, coma and even death. Before starting MS Contin, it's critical that you tell your doctor if you've taken any MAOI medications. Examples of MAOIs include tranylcypromine (Parnate), phenelzine (Nardil), selegiline (Emsam, Eldepryl), procarbazine (Matulane) or isocarboxazid (Marplan).

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