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My pain is gone. Can I stop taking morphine controlled release?

Do not assume that it's okay to stop taking morphine controlled release if your pain goes away. Contact your doctor for instructions on stopping your use of this medication. The doctor may want you to reduce your dose gradually. Abruptly quitting morphine controlled release could cause you to develop withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms may include anxiety, nausea, insomnia and others.

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