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Can I use MS Contin if I am breastfeeding?

If you're breastfeeding, you should not take MS Contin (morphine), a narcotic pain reliever used around the clock to treat chronic moderate to severe pain. The medication is excreted into breast milk, which can affect the baby.

MS Contin can also spell trouble for a nursing baby if she is weaned abruptly or if her mother stops taking the drug abruptly. If after being exposed repeatedly to morphine through breast milk the baby suddenly no longer receives it, she may experience withdrawal symptoms, such as irritability, trouble sleeping, vomiting and weight loss.

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