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How Long Does Terminally Ill Person Have Morphine Stay In The System
Depends: It depends on the form it is given as (iv, oral, extended release oral) as well as the kidney function of the patient. For immediate release morphine the half life (time for body to clear half) is 2-4 hours. With normal kidney function that means the parent drug (not metabolite) is gone in 8-16 hours) if the kidneys are working. Longer to much longer if they are not. ...Read more
Variable.: The elimination half life (or time required for the morphine to fall to half its previous value) is about two to four hours. Certain tests however can be very sensitive and detect small amounts of morhpine in the system for quite some time after this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Taking 3 morphine sulfate 60 mg er for three weeks. How long does it take to get out of my system by October 24?
Hmmm.........: .....Seems you may have an impending drug test. I suggest you refrain from the use of controlled substances under those circumstances, and see your Dr for treatment alternatives. ...Read more
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
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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