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A 62-year-old male asked:

Hello, i work at a hospice house. if a patient is to get .50 ml of morphine and only receives .40 ml will that make a difference over hours?

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Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Patient comfortable?: Givng .40 ml of morphine is 20 percent less medication than .50 ml. I don't think this would matter much, as long as the patient is comfortable. But if the patient is getting inadequate pain relief, this may be your answer.
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