Morphine

What is Morphine

Morphine belongs to the family of opioids. It is a depressant of the central nervous system that removes the physical and mental pain. It is usually used as an analgesic for the necessary treatment after the operations but also, particularly for palliative care of cancer patients and AIDS patients who are terminally ill. It is the precursor of heroin. Morphine may be in the form of crystals, tablets, white liquid, tablets, capsules, salts, powder or syrup. It can be drank, smoked, taken orally or rectally (suppository), injected or sustained release (as a patch). It’s called ¨Mr. Morph¨,¨morph¨,¨Unki¨ or ¨Miss Emma¨.

Morphine Effects

Fentynal Addiction

Its effects are shorter than those from opium that last between four and seven hours. However, they are five to ten times stronger than opium smoking. As with other drugs, the consumer must increase the dose or frequency of these if he wants to get the same effect, but with morphine tolerance comes quickly.

Morphine Side Effects

  • Digestive disorders
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Over stimulation
  • Dry mouth
  • Cardio-respiratory
  • Disorders (euphoria, aggressiveness)
  • Decreased libido
  • More rarely, confusion, hallucinations, convulsions, blurred vision, difficulty urinating, decreased heart rate

Morphine Withdrawal Symptoms

Its consumption causes serious physical and psychological dependence. It causes an energetic and euphoric effect that is followed by a phase of fear and lack. After stopping its use, withdrawal syndromes are quickly felt.

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Chills
  • Muscle spasms
  • Sweating
  • Diarrhea
  • Irritability
  • Pain
  • Hypertension

Sometimes it takes more than six months before the withdrawal symptoms disappear completely.