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What side effects of morphine should I report to my doctor?

Taking morphine may cause a variety of side effects. Tell your doctor about any that become serious and persistent. Contact your doctor immediately if you develop any of the following:
  • breathing difficulty
  • changes in skin color (your skin turns blue or purple, for example)
  • rapid or slow heartbeat
  • seizures
  • hallucinations (you see or hear things that do not exist)
  • vision problems
  • fainting
  • hives, rash, itchiness or other skin problems
  • tightness in your throat or difficulty swallowing
  • swollen arms, hands, feet, ankles or lower legs

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