Astramorph is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat acute and chronic moderate or severe pain. Astramorph may also be referred to by its drug name, morphine.
Astramorph is an opioid, or synthetic opiate, that works as a potent analgesic (painkiller). In people with spondylitis, astramorph is believed to work by reducing the perception of pain.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, regular use of opioids - even as prescribed by a doctor - can lead to dependence. If misused, opioids can cause overdose and death.
How do I take it?
Astramorph is given by injection in a clinical setting.
The FDA-approved label for Astramorph lists common side effects including respiratory depression, apnea (temporary cessation of breathing), toxic psychosis, convulsions, itching, urinary retention, and constipation.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Astramorph include dependence and respiratory failure.
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Astramorph Prescribing Information — Prescribers’ Digital Reference
Astramorph — Drugs.com