What are the side effects of anhydrous morphine?

Anhydrous morphine, or Paregoric, has the potential to cause a variety of side effects. You should call 911 if you experience any of these potentially serious side effects: symptoms of an allergic reaction, including breathing difficulty, tightness in your chest, hives, a rash, itching or swelling in your face, lips, tongue or throat; rapid or irregular heartbeat; breathing problems, such as shallow or weak breathing; seizures or convulsions; fainting; urination problems, such as a lack of urination or less urination than usual; severe constipation; stomach cramps; and bloating.

Other potential side effects that may be bothersome but are less likely to be serious include: sweating more than usual; mild constipation; loss of appetite; stomach pain; nausea; vomiting; dizziness; drowsiness; fatigue; restlessness; and flushing, which is a warm, tingling sensation accompanied by a reddening of your skin. You should talk to your doctor if any of these side effects become severe or long-lasting.

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