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Are there risks in taking Avinza?

Narcotic pain medications, including Avinza (morphine), have the potential to become addictive. Be sure to follow your doctor's instructions exactly to help prevent this risk. If more medication is taken than directed, or if the pills are chewed, crushed or dissolved, overdose may occur. Get medical help right away if overdose is suspected. Symptoms of overdose include: blurred vision; cold or clammy skin; fainting; limp muscles; loss of consciousness; nausea; sleepiness; slow, shallow or irregular breathing; or small pupils. Avinza can cause drowsiness and may make you unable to drive or operate machinery. This medication can cause kidney damage. If you need to take Avinza for a long period of time, your doctor will screen you regularly to make sure you don't develop complications.

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