A 32-year-old member asked:
Does morphine work better than hydrocodone for relief of shortness of breath?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tracy Sinhaanswered
Allergy and Immunology 55 years experience
Neither: Both are pain killers and morphine depresses breat center in brain.
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Dr. Lewis Margolisanswered
50 years experience
Narcotics: Narcotics are not useful for shortness of breath unless pain is preventing a patient from taking a deep breath, such as upper abdominal pain or pain from multiple rib fractures. Epidural block or intercostal nerve blocks are more effective than narcotics for these conditions.
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Last updated Sep 3, 2013
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