How should I take morphine?

You should take morphine exactly as directed by your doctor. Typically this will be a specified dose multiple times per day as needed. Morphine is available in several dosage forms: an immediate release tablet, an extended/sustained release tablet, an immediate release capsule, a biphasic release capsule, an extended release capsule, a liquid for oral use, suppositories for rectal use and two injectable forms: a solution and a suspension. Oral morphine may be taken with or without food. The usual schedule is one dose every four hours as needed for the pain. The long-acting morphine is usually taken on a regular schedule, for example, every 12 hours. Morphine can also be given intravenously, intramuscularly or subcutaneously by a healthcare professional.

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