Who should not take anhydrous morphine?

Before taking anhydrous morphine, or Paregoric, you should discuss your health and mention any allergies or medical conditions you have with your doctor. You should not take anhydrous morphine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to a narcotic drug, such as codeine, methadone or any kind of prescription pain relievers. You also should not take it while you are having an asthma attack.

People with a type of bowel obstruction called paralytic ileus should not use this medication. Also, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not take anhydrous morphine.

Continue Learning about Opiate Agonists

What should I know before taking opioids?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Before prescribing an opioid for low back pain, your doctor should order a urine test to check for o...
More Answers
Who is at risk for breathing problems caused by opioid medication?
Travis M. Hendry, MDTravis M. Hendry, MD
Opioid therapy can decrease your breathing, especially during sleep. This problem, called respir...
More Answers
How does tramadol treat fibromyalgia?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Tramadol (Conzip, Ultram) is a weak narcotic pain medication. It is sometimes prescribed for people ...
More Answers
What should I tell my doctor before taking an opioid medication?
Dr. Travis M. Hendry, MDDr. Travis M. Hendry, MD
Before you start taking an opioid medication, talk to your doctor and pharmacist. Follow these tips:...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.