A 20-year-old male asked:

Is it possible to be immune to narcotic medications ? i got injured and was given a morphine drip but no response. but toradol worked wonders?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
No real immunity: You can be intolerant to narcotics (getting bad reaction or an allergy). You can be insensitive ( when a higher dose than usual is needed for an effect) or an error could have occurred where there was no morphine in that drip! Fortunately, with the Toradol, all was well.
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