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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.

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