MS Contin has been considered a helpful medication when taken at the right dosage. However, when taken in excessive amount or used regularly, various MS Contin effects may develop. Read on and find out more about these effects.
MS Contin contains morphine, an opioid medication which is used to cure moderate to severe pain. It helps the brain in tolerating the pain. MS Contin can be in the form of capsules or tablets. This particular medication must only be administered only for approved uses.
It must be noted that MS Contin effects may vary from mild to severe and/or permanent or temporary. Bothersome MS Contin effects include drowsiness, blurred vision, constipation, difficult or painful urination, dry mouth, frequent urge to urinate, loss of appetite, headache, trouble sleeping, vomiting or nausea, false sense of well-being, changes in sexual desire, nightmares, stomach pain or cramps, decreased urine amount, unusual weakness or tiredness, and restlessness or nervousness.
On the other hand, rare side effects of taking MS Contin may also develop. Such effects include hallucinations; increased sweating; redness of face; swelling of face; depression or mood changes; difficulty breathing, wheezing, or shortness of breath; trembling; unusual restlessness or excitement; irregular breathing; skin rash, itching, or hives.
On the other hand, when MS Contin is taken in excessive amount, various effects may develop. Such effects include low blood pressure, slow heartbet, severe weakness, cold or clammy skin, convulsions or seizures, confusion, severe restlessness or nervousness, slow heartbeat, troubled or slow breathing, drowsiness, dizziness, and pinpoint-sized pupils of the eyes. There are also serious allergic reactions of MS Contin which include difficulty breathing, swelling of the throat and face, and abdominal cramps.
On the other hand, for those people who take MS Contin for medical reasons, they must talk to their physician first before taking this medication. For less serious effects, they usually don't last for a long time and require little treatment. On the other hand, serious side effects require the need to call for medical help.
A side effect is considered to be an unwanted response to a certain medication when normal doses are taken. Most the side effects of this particular medication can be managed, while others may go away without the need for any medication. However, when this drug is used in excessive amount, it could lead to overdose. When a person takes it for medical reasons and has taken it in excessive amount, it can cause dangerous breathing problems which can even lead to death. On the other hand, taking it recreationally may lead to addiction and abuse. This particular morphine can be habit forming. Its side effects are more dangerous when taken with alcohol. It is against the law to give away or sell this particular medication.
People who have trouble breathing, severe asthma, or other long problems, they are not advised to take MS Contin. It is also not recommended for people who have narrowing or a bowel blockage of the intestines or stomach. In addition, people who have history of kidney, liver, or thyroid problems; gallbladder or pancreas problems; problems urinating; head injury or seizures; or mental health problems must think twice before taking MS Contin. Pregnant women or those who are planning to become pregnant, are not allowed to take this medication because it may harm the unborn baby. The drug can pass into the mother's breast milk which may harm the baby.
MS Contin must be swallowed whole. Some people who abuse this drug crush or chew it, while others inject or dissolve MS Contin. Due to its dangerous side effects, people who take MS Contin must not drive a car or operate heavy machinery.
When physical dependence develops, a person will have an urge to take more than the regular doses. When he or she has been taking it for quite some time already and suddenly stops, this could lead to various side effects which include sleep problems, vomiting, abdominal cramps, tension, anxiety, muscle cramps, sweating, restlessness, headache, and confusion.
Indeed, taking MS Contin recreationally or in excessive amount may lead to serious side effects that are harmful to the body.