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Oramorph SR Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your pain does not go away, if it gets worse, or if you have new or a different type of pain. You may develop tolerance to the medicine. Tolerance means that you will need a higher dose of the medicine for pain relief. Tolerance is normal and is expected if you take this medicine for a long time.

Do not suddenly stop taking your medicine because you may develop a severe reaction. Your body becomes used to the medicine. This does NOT mean you are addicted. Addiction is a behavior related to getting and using a drug for a non-medical reason. If you have pain, you have a medical reason to take pain medicine. Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take. If your doctor wants you to stop the medicine, the dose will be slowly lowered over time to avoid any side effects.

There are different types of narcotic medicines (opiates). If you take more than one type at the same time or if you are taking another medicine that also causes drowsiness, you may have more side effects. Give your health care provider a list of all medicines you use. Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take. Do not take more medicine than directed. Call emergency for help if you have problems breathing or unusual sleepiness.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

This medicine will cause constipation. Try to have a bowel movement at least every 2 to 3 days. If you do not have a bowel movement for 3 days, call your doctor or health care professional.

Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water may help. Contact your doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Less common

Abdominal or stomach pain

blurred vision

bulging soft spot on the head of an infant

burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings

change in the ability to see colors, especially blue or yellow

chest pain or discomfort

confusion

cough

decreased urination

dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position

fainting

fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse

headache

hives, itching, or skin rash

increased sweating

loss of appetite

nausea or vomiting

nervousness

pounding in the ears

puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue

severe constipation

severe vomiting

shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet

slow heartbeat

sweating or chills

Incidence not known

Black, tarry stools

cold, clammy skin

feeling of warmth or heat

flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck

irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing

lightheadedness

loss of consciousness

low blood pressure or pulse

painful urination

pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin

pale skin

pinpoint red spots on the skin

pounding in the ears

shakiness and unsteady walk

unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination

unusual bleeding or bruising

very slow heartbeat

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

Constricted, pinpoint, or small pupils (black part of the eye)

decreased awareness or responsiveness

extreme drowsiness

fever

increased blood pressure

increased thirst

lower back or side pain

muscle cramps or spasms

muscle pain or stiffness

no muscle tone or movement

severe sleepiness

swelling of the face, fingers, or lower legs

weight gain

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Cramps

difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)

drowsiness

false or unusual sense of well-being

relaxed and calm feeling

sleepiness or unusual drowsiness

weight loss

Less common

Absent, missed, or irregular menstrual periods

agitation

bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste

change in vision

depression

dry mouth

face is warm or hot to touch

floating feeling

halos around lights

heartburn or indigestion

loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance

muscle stiffness or tightness

night blindness

overbright appearance of lights

problems with muscle control

redness of the skin

skin rash

stomach discomfort or upset

trouble sleeping

uncontrolled eye movements

Incidence not known

Abnormal dreams

change in walking and balance

change or problem with discharge of semen

clumsiness or unsteadiness

confusion as to time, place, or person

delusions

dementia

feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings

general feeling of discomfort or illness

holding false beliefs that cannot be changed by fact

problems with memory

seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there

sensation of spinning

unusual excitement, nervousness, or restlessness

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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