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Can I use MS Contin if I have a lung or respiratory condition?

You should not take the pain medication MS Contin (morphine) if you have acute or severe asthma. This drug slows the rate of respiration, which could cause you to stop breathing. The same risk applies to other breathing problems, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema and chronic bronchitis, and sleep apnea. Before you take MS Contin, make sure your doctor has your complete medication history and knows about all other medications (prescription and over-the-counter) and supplements you already use.

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