Your questions and fears answered and hopefully make you feel more comfortable with Morphine.
Your doctor has prescribed an oral morphine preparation to control & manage your pain. This insert is designed to answer most common questions asked by patients and their relatives regarding the use of an oral morphine.
Sometimes people are afraid to ask questions about pain or pain medicines. You will probably find the answers to some of your concerns within this insert booklet, but if you have any further questions, please ask your St Bernard’s Hospice Professional Nurse or doctor.
It is important to understand that having cancer does not have to mean being in pain. With the palliative care medicines available today, most cancer pain can be relieved and managed.
Oral morphine is recognized around the world as one of the most effective medicines for relieving and managing cancer pain. Your St Bernard’s Hospice Professional Nurse and doctor want to relieve and manage your pain and this is why they have recommended and prescribed an oral morphine preparation.
22 August post : Question 1
Morphine is one of the oldest and most useful drugs in the world. It is a very powerful painkiller that has helped relieve the suffering of millions of people all over the world. Morphine is a natural product made from opium and opium is derived from specifically grown poppy plants. Extensive research and design has made morphine available in modern medicines that are simple to use to maximum effects.
Quite simply, morphine interrupts pain signals traveling to the brain – the sensation of pain is therefore removed before you can feel it.
27 August post : Question 2