A 42-year-old female asked:
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my dad has ipf will a tiny dose of morphine help his cough?

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Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
As a above : Unlikely , talk with his physician for evaluation and treatment.
Answered on May 3, 2016
Dr. Ibrahim Faruqi
20 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
I will advice agains: Unless he is on palliative/hospice care i will advice against using morphine for cough. Only if the cough is extremely debilitating one may consider though.
Answered on Apr 3, 2013
Dr. Michael Sanders
15 years experience Pulmonology
See below: It may help his cough some. It will also likely help ease his breathing. I would check with his doctor about getting nebulized morphine. That works very well for shortness of breath from lung disease.
Answered on Jun 14, 2017

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Hard to tell: If this concerns you enough, you need to talk to your doctor. We need more details to even venture a guess on the cause of your problem.
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