Basic Drug Info
Drug Name:Oramorph SR
Manufacturer:Xanodyne pharmaceuticals, inc.
Other Info:

ORAMORPH SR is supplied as tablets that pose little risk of direct exposure to health care personnel and should be handled and disposed of in accordance with hospital policy.

Patients and their families should be instructed to dispose of ORAMORPH SR tablets, that are no longer needed, down the toilet.ORAMORPH is a trademark of Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc.© 2006 Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Marketed by:Xanodyne pharmaceuticals, inc.Newport, KY 4107110004432/01Rev.


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Indications and Usage
ORAMORPH SR is indicated for the relief of pain in patients who require opioid analgesics for more than a few days.
Pain -- An unpleasant sensation induced by noxious stimuli which are detected by NERVE ENDINGS of NOCICEPTIVE NEURONS.

ORAMORPH SR is contraindicated in patients with respiratory depression in the absence of resuscitative equipment, in patients with acute or severe bronchial asthma and in patients with known hypersensitivity to morphine.ORAMORPH SR is contraindicated in any patient who has or is suspected of having a paralytic ileus.

Asthma -- A form of bronchial disorder with three distinct components: airway hyper-responsiveness (RESPIRATORY HYPERSENSITIVITY), airway INFLAMMATION, and intermittent AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION. It is characterized by spasmodic contraction of airway smooth muscle, WHEEZING, and dyspnea (DYSPNEA, PAROXYSMAL).

Hypersensitivity -- Altered reactivity to an antigen, which can result in pathologic reactions upon subsequent exposure to that particular antigen.

Paralytic Ileus --


Respiratory depression is the chief hazard of all morphine preparations.

Respiratory depression occurs more frequently in the elderly and debilitated patients, as well as in those suffering from conditions accompanied by hypoxia or hypercapnia when even moderate therapeutic doses may dangerously decrease pulmonary ventilation.Morphine should be used with extreme caution in patients who have a decreased respiratory reserve (e.g., emphysema, severe obesity, kyphoscoliosis, or paralysis of the phrenic nerve).

ORAMORPH SR should not be given in cases of chronic asthma, upper airway obstruction, or in any other chronic pulmonary disorder without due consideration of the known risk of acute respiratory failure following morphine administration in such patients.

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