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Do morphine and heroin test different

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Dr. Thomas Miller
Anesthesiology 46 years experience
Relspse : Since morphine is derived from the same plant possible. However I wouldn't withhold in an acute pain situation such as surgery

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Almost the same: Morphine and heroin are narcotic analgesics which are indicated for moderate to severe pain. Heroin (diamorphine) is a derivative of the morphine, but... Read More
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Dr. Alla Tamarkin
Anesthesiology 13 years experience
False positive test: Drug tests can produce a false positive in 5-10 percent of the time which means the test is positive even though the person did not take and drugs, an... Read More
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
False positives: if it is a rapid read point of service test there can be several substances that interfere with the test. Poppy seeds can test positive for morphine ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 20 years experience
Chemical Structure: All of these are differentiated by their chemical structure. Heroin and opium are schedule one substances which are illegal in the us and considered t... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
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One is normal-sleep: the other is a self-destructive side effect of a narcotic. "On the nod"??- see a funeral director.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 39 years experience
Absolutely Not !: Heroin has no beneficial attributes even to someone with a terminal illness, in my opinion.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
However: Heroin will usually test the same as morphine.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Narcs: A lot of prescribed opiods turn to morphine by the liver such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, codein. You may google for a complete list, but those are the... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
May never find out: From time to time, labs make mistakes. Specimens get switched. Technicians make clerical errors. Poppy seeds may have cross-reacted. Or if it's just a... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Yes, same group: Morphine, the prototype of opioid analgesics, is a full "pure" agonist of the mu receptor and so is dilaudid.

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