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Can I use MS Contin if I am taking phenelzine?

Don't use the pain medication MS Contin (morphine) if you're taking the antidepressant phenelzine (Nardil) or have taken it (or any other monoamine oxidase inhibitor, or MAOI) in the last 14 days. Phenelzine can cause MS Contin to become more potent and lead to serious 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 let your doctor know if you've taken phenelzine.

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