is used to treat mild to moderate pain, for reducing fever
, and for coughs. Methylmorphine is an opioid, mimicking the effect of endorphins, naturally occurring pain-reducing chemicals in the brain
METHYLMORPHINE SIDE EFFECTS
Known side effects include dizziness
, light-headedness, feeling, faint, sleepiness, nausea
, vision disturbance, unusual tiredness or weakness, insomnia
cramps, painful urination
, redness or swelling
at the place of injection, nightmares, a false sense of well-being, dry mouth
, or malaise. Patients may experience less common side effects including dark urine, bloody, black or tarry stools, white spots on lips
or mouth, sore throat, pain in the lower back or side, jaundice, irregular heartbeat
, restlessness, tremor or uncontrolled movements, sweating, irregular breathing, facial swelling, ringing in the ears, flushing, depression
or mood swings, pale stools, or hallucinations
Taking too much Methylmorphine can be dangerous. A patient should seek emergency medical attention immediately if they experience cold or clammy skin, severe weakness, confusion
, slow heartbeat, severe drowsiness, pinpoint pupils, low blood
damage, or severe restlessness or nervousness.
Some medical problems may affect the way a patient takes Methylmorphine. Patients need to tell their doctor if they have a history of alcohol abuse or drug addiction
, emotional problems, brain diseases or head injuries, lung diseases
such as emphysema
, enlarged prostate
, low blood pressure, gallstones, colitis, heart
disease, kidney or liver disease or a history of convulsions. If a patient has an under active thyroid, their chances of experiencing serious side effects are increased. Do not stop taking Methylmorphine suddenly. If you do, it is possible that you will experience withdrawal symptoms including sweating, nausea, runny nose
, severe fatigue, vomiting, pain, and depression.
METHYLMORPHINE DURING PREGNANCY
There have been no conclusive studies on whether or not analgesics like Methylmorphine are harmful to a pregnancy or a developing fetus. Animal studies have shown that these medications can produce defects in animals, but only when taking very high dosages. It is known that taking too much Methylmorphine during pregnancy can cause the baby to be born with an addiction. Also, if Methylmorphine is taken during delivery, the baby might be born with breathing problems.
Most medications of this class do not cause complications for breastfeeding. However, if the mother is taking large amounts, the nursing baby might become addicted. Methylmorphine given to children under the age of two may cause these children to develop breathing problems. Some children may react to this medication with increased excitement or restlessness. Studies show that children should not be given extended-release Methylmorphine tablets, and it should not be given at all to children under12. Elderly patients also show an increased sensitivity to Methylmorphine, especially breathing problems, and should be closely monitored for adverse effects.
Methylmorphine has the following structural formula:
Molecular formula of methylmorphine is C18H21NO3
Chemical IUPAC Name is (5(,6()-7,8-didehydro-4,5-epoxy-3-methoxy-17-methylmorphinan-6-ol
Molecular weight is 299.364 g/mol
Methylmorphine available : 30mg capsules