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Could morphine cause a terminally ill person to die sooner?

Could morphine cause a terminally ill person to die sooner?

That is possible.: If a person is given large amounts of morphine it could cause marked respiratory depression which may lead to death. Read more

Morphine (Definition)

Morphine is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Morphine is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Short-acting forumations are taken as needed for pain. Extended-release morphine is for use when around-the-clock ...Read more


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Exactly what drugs cause morphine to come up on a drug test?

Exactly what drugs cause morphine to come up on a drug test?

Drug tests: False positives can occur if using cough suppressants, antihistamines, some antibiotics, codeine, asthma medications, sinus medications, nyquil, phenergan, (promethazine) poppy seeds, ultram. Read more

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Would giving a former heroin addict morphine cause them to relapse?

Relspse: Since morphine is derived from the same plant possible. However I wouldn't withhold in an acute pain situation such as surgery Read more

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Can you tell me if morphine can cause death in a terminally ill person?

Complex question: An overdose of morphine can cause death in anyone, not just the terminally ill. Morphine is often used to ease the suffering and pain of the terminally ill. It is not unusual for someone who is terminally ill to finally be comfortable and at peace with their pain medicine and they pass. This does not mean the morphine was the cause of their death. Read more

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Can you tell me if morphine can cause a terminally ill person to die sooner?

Can you tell me if morphine can cause a terminally ill person to die sooner?

It can. Super rare.: Principle of Double effect.
the nature of the act is itself good, or at least morally neutral;
the agent intends the good effect and not the bad either as a means to the good or as an end itself;
the good effect outweighs the bad effect in circumstances sufficiently grave to justify causing the bad effect and the agent exercises due diligence to minimize the harm.
It rarely happens. Read more

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Can liquid morphine cause appetite loss?

Can liquid morphine cause appetite loss?

Morphine side effect: Hello. Morphine can cause GI side effects like stomach pain, nausea, constipation, etc. Stomach pain and nausea alone would be enough to cause loss of appetite. Can make some patients so sleepy that they simply just forget to eat. Of course this is not good. This bad cycle catches up and manifests as wanted or unwanted weight loss. Read more

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Can a lowered dose of morphine cause nausea?

Can a lowered dose of morphine cause nausea?

Possibly: If the dose was lowered significantly then this could be a symptom of withdrawal. If it is this kind of effect the symptoms will only last a few days and should resolve. If no better then talk with you doc. Read more

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Why might it be that morphine cause your shoulders to ache?

Why might it be that morphine cause your shoulders to ache?

Do you: Have gall stones, right upper abdominal pain after eating fatty food? Shoulder pain may be related to that. Read more

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Why do higher doses of morphine in me cause less nausea than lower doses?

Why do higher doses of morphine in me cause less nausea than lower doses?

First dose pass: Morphine first dose pass thru liver is nit complete and residual affects base of brain leading to nausea. As the dose goes up the liver ramps up and processes it better. Read more

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Can long term Morphine use cause organ damage. Especially kidney as have blown up with fluid.

Can long term Morphine use cause organ damage. Especially kidney as have blown up with fluid.

Possibly: There are reports of such damage and you need to discuss this w/ your doctor. It may be possible to catch it before it becomes permanent - I hope that's true. In any case - don't ignore it. See your doctor ASAP. Best! Read more

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Can morphine cause liver damage?

Can morphine cause liver damage?

Yes, w/chronic use: With long-term use, morphine can cause liver toxicity. Liver enzymes may become elevated and there may be some anatomical damage too. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/15886461. Read more

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How can morphine cause gallstones?

How can morphine cause gallstones?

It doesn't: It may cause the pain by spasm of a sphincter, but it doesn't cause the stones in the gallbladder. Read more

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Can morphine cause slurring and some forgetfulness in 80 y.o.?

Yes: Morphine can have cognitive effects as well as memory difficulties and speech impairment in an elderly person, as can other medications but the patient should be evaluated to rule out other causes. Read more

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Can taking morphine for a long period of time cause any health problems?

Can taking morphine for a long period of time cause any health problems?

Yes taking morphine: For a long period of time can cause health problems since you can become addicted to it. Addictions are physiological illnesses which are very hard to treat. It is always advisable to discontinue use of potentially addictive substances as quickly as possible. Read more

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Failed a drug test for hydro morphone and morphine. Exactly what drugs cause you to fail for both of those? Any websites to helpme read about these

Failed a drug test for hydro morphone and morphine. Exactly what drugs cause you to fail for both of those? Any websites to helpme read about these

Drug tests: False positives can occur if using cough suppressants, antihistamines, some antibiotics, codeine, asthma medications, sinus medications, nyquil, phenergan, (promethazine) poppy seeds, ultram. Read more

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For the last 6 months, I have had an uncontrollable appetite w/has caused me to gain 40 lbs Would Morphine, Gabapentin, & low male T-count cause this?

For the last 6 months, I have had an uncontrollable appetite w/has caused me to gain 40 lbs Would Morphine, Gabapentin, & low male T-count cause this?

Not likeley: An increased appetite can be a symptom of a variety diseases or disorders. It may be due to certain mental conditions (anxiety, depression) and endocrine gland disorders (diabetes). See your primary care physician for evaluation, tests and treatment. Read more

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Hallucinations (Definition)

Hallucinations involve sensing things while awake that appear to be real, but instead have been ...Read more