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When should I call my doctor if I am taking MS Contin?

Call your doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms while taking the powerful pain reliever MS Contin (morphine):
  • trouble breathing or shortness of breath
  • feeling confused
  • feeling very drowsy or suddenly feeling drowsy
  • seeing or hearing things that aren't there (having hallucinations)
  • blue or purple skin color
  • fast or slow heartbeat 
  • seizures
  • signs of allergic reaction, including hives, rash, itching, throat tightness or swelling of the arms, hands, feet, legs or ankles
  • trouble urinating
  • trouble walking
  • vision problems
  • fainting
  • trouble swallowing
These symptoms may be a sign that you have accidentally overdosed on MS Contin or that something else is dangerously wrong. An overdose of this drug can be fatal.

You should also immediately call the doctor if anyone accidentally takes one of your MS Contin pills. Taking this drug if your body hasn't developed a tolerance for it can be deadly. Even a single pill can be fatal for a child.

Call your doctor if you have difficulty swallowing the entire MS Contin tablet. The tablet should never under any circumstances be broken, split, cut or chewed -- this can release the medication too fast.

You should let your doctor know if you're experiencing any bothersome side effects, such as constipation; he or she may be able to help you cope or minimize the side effect. Call your doctor immediately if you haven't had a bowel movement in two days or more.

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