This medication is used to help relieve severe ongoing pain. Morphine belongs to a class of drugs known as opioid analgesics. It works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain.Do not use the extended-release form of morphine to relieve pain that is mild or that will go away in a few days. This medication is not for occasional (“as needed”) use.
How to use Arymo ER
See also Warning section.
Take this medication on a regular schedule as directed by your doctor, not as needed for sudden (breakthrough) pain. Take it by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually 2 or 3 times daily (every 8 or 12 hours). You may take this drug with or without food. If you have nausea, it may help to take this drug with food. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about other ways to decrease nausea (such as lying down for 1 to 2 hours with as little head movement as possible).
Swallow the tablets whole. Do not break, crush, chew, or dissolve the tablet. Doing so can release all of the drug at once, increasing the risk of morphine overdose.