Review: could Morphine cause Coma?


Summary

Coma is found among people who take Morphine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Acetaminophen, and have Pain . We study 48,279 people who have side effects while taking Morphine from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,003 have Coma. Find out below who they are, when they have Coma and more.

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Morphine

Morphine has active ingredients of morphine sulfate. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Morphine 49,094 users)

Coma

Coma (state of unconsciousness lasting more than six hours) has been reported by people with hypercapnia (latest reports from 23,331 Coma patients).

On Jul, 26, 2016

48,279 people reported to have side effects when taking Morphine.
Among them, 1,003 people (2.08%) have Coma


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Morphine cause Coma?

Time on Morphine when people have Coma *:

  • < 1 month: 86.93 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 7.95 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.57 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.84 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.7 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Coma when taking Morphine *:

  • female: 50.56 %
  • male: 49.44 %

Age of people who have Coma when taking Morphine *:

  • 0-1: 0.23 %
  • 2-9: 2.41 %
  • 10-19: 4.25 %
  • 20-29: 4.94 %
  • 30-39: 10.23 %
  • 40-49: 16.09 %
  • 50-59: 17.82 %
  • 60+: 44.02 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (194 people)
  • Depression (36 people)
  • Nausea (30 people)
  • Back Pain (28 people)
  • Cancer Pain (26 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Acetaminophen (79 people)
  • Fentanyl (72 people)
  • Lasix (69 people)
  • Oxycontin (59 people)
  • Duragesic-100 (59 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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