All narcotics have side-effects. Constipation requires stimulant laxatives (. senokot, Miralax). Nausea and sedation are common initially, but these tend to improve after a few days. For people who have been in pain a long time, as their pain is relieved with the morphine it is normal to be sleepy for a few days initially; if this doesn’t improve, there are different medications which can help. Muscle twitching can occasionally occur but if this not bothersome, there is no need for treating it. Confusion is sometimes seen in the beginning (this is not an allergy) but can be treated with a drug such as Haldol (below).
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Acne is often present. Acne conglobata is a particularly severe form of acne that can develop during steroid abuse or even after the drug has been discontinued. Infections are a common side effect of steroid abuse because of needle sharing and unsanitary techniques used when injecting the drugs into the skin. These are similar risks to IV drug abusers with increased potential to acquire blood-borne infections such as hepatitis and HIV/AIDS . Skin abscesses may occur at injection sites and may spread to other organs of the body. Endocarditis or an infection of the heart valves is not uncommon.