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What should I know about Duramorph before receiving it?

Before receiving Duramorph, you should know that it can be habit-forming. Also, after continued use people may develop a tolerance to this medicine. As a result, a larger dose of Duramorph is needed to relieve your pain. If you suddenly quit receiving it, you may have withdrawal symptoms. Nursing mothers should know that Duramorph does pass into breast milk. You should mention that you are nursing to your doctor before you receive it so another pain reliever can be prescribed. Tell your doctor about all medications you're taking, as some may interact with Duramorph. Some people may have allergic reactions to Duramorph, particularly if you have a sulfite sensitivity. If you have poisoning-induced diarrhea, a breathing obstruction, low blood volume, colitis caused by antibiotics, intestinal paralysis or if you drink alcohol or are taking certain antidepressants, cimetidine, sodium oxybate or a phenothiazine drug, you should not receive Duramorph. Asthma, COPD or other breathing problems, recent head injuries, elevated cranial pressure, heart or liver disease, thyroid disease, seizure disorders, scoliosis, mental or mood disorders or inflammatory bowel disease or other intestinal problems may be complicated by Duramorph.

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