Avinza is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat severe pain in cases where long-term, continual pain relief is needed and other treatments are not effective. Avinza may also be referred to by its drug name, morphine.
Avinza is an opioid that works as a potent analgesic (painkiller). Avinza 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?
Avinza is taken orally once a day.
Avinza is available as an extended-release capsule.
The FDA-approved label for Avinza lists common side effects including headache, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, and constipation.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Avinza include dependence, low blood pressure, and respiratory depression.
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Avinza — Pfizer
Avinza — RxList