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Continuous infusion: A morphine drip is a continuous morphine intravenous infusion. Pain medications such as morphine can be administered as an infusion to help with constant pain. In some cases, a patient controlled administraion infusion (PCA) system is used whereby you can safely administer yourself an extra dose when needed for severe pain. ...Read more
Is it possible to be immune to narcotic medications ? I got injured and was given a morphine drip but no response. But Toradol worked wonders?
No real immunity: You can be intolerant to narcotics (getting bad reaction or an allergy). You can be insensitive ( when a higher dose than usual is needed for an effect) or an error could have occurred where there was no morphine in that drip! Fortunately, with the Toradol, all was well. ...Read more
My aunt is acting paranoid, aggressive, verbally abusive to family members, drs don't know why, she has cancer & is on morphine. She is on morphine drip, but now she is acting very strange, paranoid, aggressive, verbally abusive, screaming at family membe
You : You have described a complex situation. I am sorry to hear about your auntâ€™s health. There are a number of possible reasons for this behavior. Possible side effects from morphine can include paranoia, hallucinations, agitation, confusion, mood swings, restlessness, difficulty with thinking and delerium. Delerium is sudden confusion and rapid changes in brain function. You described that she is confused. Confusion can be related to electrolyte disturbances, to severe depression, medications, malignancies effecting the brain, insufficient oxygen, infections and failure of various organs (just to mention some causes). It is doubtful that her cancer caused her to become schizophrenic. It can be difficult in a very ill patient who may have delerium, especially if she is older, to determine what the exact cause is. ...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
Yes!: I'm sorry that you have to ask that question, but yes, we should. If you're worried, ask for consult from hospice & palliative care specialist. Better yet, ask to see if you qualify for hospice benefits. If you do, we can then focus on caring for you (and your family) rather than on curing you when a cure isn't realistic. ...Read more
Depends on Type: It all depends on the type of morphine one is taking. There is an immediate release form (ir) and several extended release (er) forms (ms contin, kaidan, avinza, morphine cr). You can expect most ir formulation to last 4-6 hours. Depending on the patient's metabolism some last a little less or more. The er forms last any where from 12 -24 hours depending on the brand. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been on morphine for 2 yrs and have runout I am in withdraw how can I releive some of the discomfort?
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