Ethylmorphine

Description

Ethylmorphine is an opioid analgesic which is used to relieve pain. It is also used to reduce coughing.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Ethylmorphine

  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Skin rash
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Dry mouth
  • Drowsiness
  • Chest pain
  • Headache

Uses of Ethylmorphine

What is it prescribed for?

  • Cough
  • Moderate to severe pain
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 15 to 30 minutes of administration of the dose.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 4 to 5 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    This medicine may be habit-forming in some cases, especially after prolonged use.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesired side effects.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to ethylmorphine or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

Paralytic ileus

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with gastrointestinal obstruction, including paralytic ileus due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Respiratory depression

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with respiratory depression, in the absence of resuscitative equipment, due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesired side effects.
General warnings

Drug dependence

This medicine has the potential to cause drug dependence and abuse. This risk is especially higher if the medicine is used for a prolonged period of time. Patients should be monitored closely for any change in mood and behavior during treatment with this medicine. Abrupt discontinuation is not recommended since it may cause withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal of therapy should be done gradually with close monitoring of the patient.

Kidney impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from kidney disease due to increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Liver impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver disease due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Hypothyroidism

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with hypothyroidism due to the risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of thyroid function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Head injury and increased intracranial pressure

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with head injury or intracranial lesions since it may elevate the intracranial pressure and worsen the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Driving or operating machinery

This medicine may cause dizziness or drowsiness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Urinary retention

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from urinary retention due to the risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

If a dose of this medicine is missed, take the dose as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Alprazolam

Linezolid

Warfarin

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as instructed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than prescribed. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any severe side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Causes sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by changing the way that when the brain and the nervous system senses the pain. It also acts on the brain responsible for coughing
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Opiod analgesic, Antitussives

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2019 [cited 4 January 2019]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01466

[Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [cited 4 January 2019]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Ethylmorphine

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Information on this page was last updated on 21 May 2019

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