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Avinza

Generic Name: Morphin [MOOR-feen]
Drug class: opioids (narcotic analgesics)

What is Avinza?

Avinza is an opioid medication. Narcotic is another name for an opioid.Avinza can be used for moderate to serious pain.Avinza capsules with extended release are used to treat pain around the clock. These capsules are not intended to be used on a need-to-know basis.

Warning

Avinza should be avoided if you suffer from severe breathing or asthma problems, an obstruction in the stomach or intestines, or paralytic ileus, which is a type of bowel obstruction.Morphine may cause you to stop breathing or slow down. It can also become habit-forming. AVINZA CAN CAUSE ADDITION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH IF USED BY A CHILD.Avinza taken during pregnancy can cause withdrawal symptoms that are life-threatening for the baby.You can experience fatal side effects if you combine this medication with alcohol or other drugs that cause drowsiness and slow breathing.

Before you take this drug

Avinza should be avoided if:

  • Asthma or other breathing disorders can be severe.
  • A blockage of the intestines or stomach

Avinza should not be used if you've taken an MAO inhibitor within the last 14 days. It is possible that a dangerous drug interaction could happen. There are many MAO inhibitors, including isocarboxazid and linezolid.

Tell your doctor about any of the following to ensure that Avinza will be safe for you:

  • Any type of lung or breathing disease
  • A head injury, brain tumour, or seizure;
  • Drug or alcohol abuse, or mental disease;
  • Urination issues;
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • You may have problems with the thyroid, gallbladder, or pancreas.
  • If you are using a sedative such as Valium, Diazepam, or other sedatives like Klonopin, Restoril. Tranxene. Versed. Xanax.

Serotonin syndrome is a condition that can be caused by certain medicines. Make sure you tell your doctor if other medications are being taken, such as stimulant medicines, opioids, herbal remedies, and medicine to treat depression, Parkinson's disease, mental illnesses, migraines, infections, or nausea/vomiting prevention. Before making changes to your medication, consult your doctor.Avinza can make your child dependent on the drug. The withdrawal symptoms that a newborn baby experiences after birth could be life-threatening. A baby's addiction to habit-forming drugs may require medical care for several weeks. Inform your doctor that you plan to get pregnant or are currently pregnant.Avoid breastfeeding while using Avinza. The medicine may pass through breast milk, causing drowsiness or breathing difficulties in the nursing infant.

How to take Avinza?

Follow the directions on your prescription label. Please follow all instructions on the prescription label. Morphine may slow down or even stop breathing when first taking the medicine or when your dosage is altered. Avinza should never be used in higher doses or for longer than recommended. If the medication does not seem to be working well for you, tell your doctor.Morphine can be addictive. Avinza should never be shared with anyone, particularly someone who has a drug addiction or abuse history. Misuse of narcotic medication can cause addiction, overdose, or death, particularly in children or others who use the drug without a prescription.Avinza is a pain medication that can be taken at any time.Open the capsules and add the medication to a teaspoon of applesauce. This will make it easier for you to swallow. You should swallow the medicine immediately without chewing. Don't save it for future use.You may experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms if you suddenly stop taking Avinza. You should ask your doctor about how you can safely discontinue this medicationDo not crush, break, or open the Avinza capsules to breathe in the powder. Instead, mix the Avinza with liquid and inject it directly into your vein. The misuse of prescription drugs like morphine has led to death.Keep your medicine at room temperature and away from moisture, heat, or light. Track your medication. Morphine can be abused, so you need to know if someone is taking your medication without a prescription or improperly.Do not keep any leftover Avinza capsules. Your pharmacist can direct you to a programme for drug disposal. In the absence of a take-back disposal programme, you can flush any capsules that are unused down the toilet.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Avinza capsules with extended release are only taken once a day. Since Avinza treats pain, it is unlikely that you will miss a dosage. You should take the medication as soon as possible if you miss a dosage. Then, 24 hours later, you can take the next dose.Don't take more medicine than prescribed to compensate for a missed dosage. Take no more medicine than prescribed in 24 hours.

What happens if I overdose?

Call the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222 or seek emergency medical care. Morphine overdoses can be deadly, particularly in children or people who use the drug without a prescription.

Avoid this

Don't drink alcohol. Side effects and death can occur.You may be unable to think clearly or react properly. Do not drive or operate machinery until you have a better understanding of how morphine affects you. Falls or accidents can be caused by dizziness or extreme drowsiness.

Side effects of Avinza

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an Avinza allergy: difficulty breathing, hives, or swelling in your lips, face, throat, tongue, or mouth, seek immediate medical attention.As with other opioids, morphine may slow your breathing. If your breathing is too weak, you may die.

If you experience:

  • Slow heartbeat, shallow or weak breathing, or sighing;
  • Chest pain; fast or pounding heartbeats;
  • Your body becomes fatigued to an extreme degree and may seem as though you might pass out;
  • Low cortisol levels: nausea, vomiting, lack of appetite, nausea or vomiting, weakness, fatigue, and dizziness

If you experience symptoms such as hallucinations or agitation; fever; sweating and shivering; rapid heartbeat; stiffness of the muscles; twitching of the muscles; lack of coordination; nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, and a fast heartbeat, seek medical help immediately.Morphine can cause respiratory problems more often in elderly adults, people with severe illnesses, and those who are malnourished or debilitated.Men or women may be affected by long-term opioid use. The effects of opioids on fertility may not be permanent.

Common Avinza side effects may include:

  • Drowsiness, dizziness;
  • Constipation, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting;
  • Headache, fatigue feeling
  • Anxiety
  • Mild itching

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. Report side effects by calling the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with other drug

Opioids (narcotics) can cause serious side effects and even death when combined with other medications.

  • Other Narcotic Medication: Opioid Pain Medication or Prescription Cough Medicine
  • Drugs that slow down your breathing or make you sleepy—sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, tranquillizers, antipsychotic medicines, sedatives, etc.
  • Drugs that alter serotonin in the body: medicines for depression, Parkinson's disease, migraine headaches, serious infections, or the prevention of nausea and vomiting

The list below is not exhaustive. There are other drugs that may interact with Morphin, such as prescription, over-the-counter, herbal, or vitamin products. This medication guide does not list all interactions.

 

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