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Mineral Bluff, GA
A 22-year-old male asked:

I was given morphine, iv it caused respitory arrest. i have taken hydrocodone, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) & percocet,&was fine can i take codeine a morphine derivative?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 41 years experience
Morphine: There is a greater risk when you take or get any medication IV. You had it. The Hydrocodone and the Percocet are oral and at much lower doses. Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) is not recommended oral and is usually used IV. While there is a risk it is small, it does increase if you use alcohol or other sedatives.
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