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What should I know about DepoDur before receiving it?

Tell your doctor about any allergies you have, especially if you are allergic or hypersensitive to morphine. Before you can be prescribed DepoDur treatment, your doctor needs to know if you have ever had seizures, kidney or liver disease, gallstones or pancreatic disease, disorders of the urinary system, a brain tumor, a personal or family history of drug abuse or addiction, a head injury, heart disease, a history of intestinal disease, a lung or breathing disease such as asthma, a recent spinal cord injury or spinal puncture. Tell your doctor if you have taken an MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitor), such as Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil or Parnate in the past two weeks. Also, tell your doctor if you smoke or use any illegal drugs, as they may impact the safety and effectiveness of your surgery and pain relief treatment. Make sure to tell your doctor about any medications, supplements or vitamins you are taking, as they may interact with your treatment.

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