Review: could Morphine cause Death?


Summary

Death is found among people who take Morphine, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lasix, and have Pain . We study 41,732 people who have side effects while taking Morphine from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,006 have Death. Find out below who they are, when they have Death and more.

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Morphine

Morphine has active ingredients of morphine sulfate. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Morphine 72,201 users)

Death

Death has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, drug withdrawal syndrome, drug ineffective, diarrhea, insomnia (latest reports from 332,059 Death patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

41,732 people reported to have side effects when taking Morphine.
Among them, 2,006 people (4.81%) have Death


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Morphine cause Death?

Time on Morphine when people have Death *:

  • < 1 month: 78.95 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.3 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.88 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.88 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Death when taking Morphine *:

  • female: 47.13 %
  • male: 52.87 %

Age of people who have Death when taking Morphine *:

  • 0-1: 0.95 %
  • 2-9: 1.13 %
  • 10-19: 2.39 %
  • 20-29: 5.86 %
  • 30-39: 9.45 %
  • 40-49: 14.18 %
  • 50-59: 23.38 %
  • 60+: 42.6 %

Severity if Death when taking Morphine **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (254 people, 12.66%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (82 people, 4.09%)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (64 people, 3.19%)
  • Hypertension (57 people, 2.84%)
  • Nausea (53 people, 2.64%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (170 people, 8.47%)
  • Fentanyl (138 people, 6.88%)
  • Zometa (137 people, 6.83%)
  • Alprazolam (122 people, 6.08%)
  • Dexamethasone (120 people, 5.98%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (251 people, 12.51%)
  • Anxiety (185 people, 9.22%)
  • Dyspnoea (149 people, 7.43%)
  • Fatigue (138 people, 6.88%)
  • Asthenia (126 people, 6.28%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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