Morphine Sulfate

Medical Uses

- symptomatic relief of moderately severe to severe pain;
- relief of certain types of difficult or labored breathing;
- suppression of severe cough (rarely);
- suppression of severe diarrhea (e.g., that produced by cholera).

Physical Appearance

Morphine is legally available only in the form of its water-soluble salts. Most common are morphine sulfate and morphine hydrochloride. Both are fine white crystalline powders, bitter to the taste. Both are soluble in water and slightly soluble in alcohol.

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Morphine Sulfate