Generic Name: MORPHINE SUPPOSITORY - RECTAL Pronounced: (MORE-feen) Morphine Rect Uses
This medication is used to treat moderate-to-severe pain.
It acts on certain centers in the brain to give you pain relief. This
medication is a narcotic pain reliever (opiate-type).
How To Use Morphine Rect
Unwrap and insert one suppository rectally as directed by
your doctor. Lie down on your left side with right knee bent. Gently push the
suppository into the rectum with your finger. Remain lying down for a few
minutes, and avoid having a bowel movement for an hour or longer so the drug
will be absorbed. The suppository is for rectal use only.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response
to therapy. Pain medications work best if they are used as the first signs of
pain occur. If you wait until the pain has worsened, the medication may not
work as well.
You may also take long-acting narcotic medications or use
narcotic patches ...
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