Morphine liquid (1778)

Key points below

What is morphine and what should I know about it?

Morphine is a very strong opioid pain medicine. Opioid is another name for narcotic. It should only be used after trying other pain control methods.

This medicine:

Acetaminophen (Tylenol®) and ibuprofen (Motrin®) are very good pain medicines. Ask the doctor for information about how to use them.

What are the side effects?

How to give this medicine

Your child’s dose is _______mL = ________mg

This dose will be based on your child’s weight and will change with time.

1mL syringe vector image of a 1mL syringe

3mL syringe Vector image of a 3mL syringe

5mL syringevector image of a 5mL syringe

10mL syringe Vector image of 10mL Syringe

Write the time that you give the medicine. You may not need all the boxes.

 Day 1            
 Day 2            
 Day 3            


How to safely use, store, and get rid of this medicine.

Other teaching sheets that may be helpful

#1763 Pain management at home

#1619 How to read an oral syringe

#1118 How to dispose of prescription pain medicines

#1844 Constipation

ALERT: Call 911 if your child is too sleepy, does not wake easily, has trouble breathing or has swelling of the face or lips. Call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any other concerns.

This sheet was created to help you care for your child or family member. It does not take the place of medical care. Talk with your healthcare provider for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up.