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Morphine side effects?

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Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management
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In brief: Many

Sedation, confusion, nausea, itchiness, respiratory depression are common.

In brief: Many

Sedation, confusion, nausea, itchiness, respiratory depression are common.
Dr. Einar Ottestad
Dr. Einar Ottestad
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Dr. Isaac Vielma
Family Medicine

In brief: To Add...

Respiratory depression (rd) is not a common side effect and can lead many physicians and nurses to hold off narcotic pain meds for this concern.
I've had many cancer patients have pain meds withheld due to this concern. Before rd, 1. Sleepiness occurs, 2. Sedation with the ability to arouse, 3. Somnolence, 4. Rd, and this occurs only if pain meds are increased despite pain being managed.

In brief: To Add...

Respiratory depression (rd) is not a common side effect and can lead many physicians and nurses to hold off narcotic pain meds for this concern.
I've had many cancer patients have pain meds withheld due to this concern. Before rd, 1. Sleepiness occurs, 2. Sedation with the ability to arouse, 3. Somnolence, 4. Rd, and this occurs only if pain meds are increased despite pain being managed.
Dr. Isaac Vielma
Dr. Isaac Vielma
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