Review: could Morphine cause Death?


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 33,999 people who have side effects while taking Morphine from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,536 have Death. Find out below who they are, when they have Death and more.

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Morphine has active ingredients of morphine sulfate. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Morphine 55,422 users)


Death has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, itching, drowsiness, insomnia, malaise (latest reports from 219,151 Death patients).

On Aug, 19, 2016

33,999 people reported to have side effects when taking Morphine.
Among them, 1,536 people (4.52%) have Death

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Morphine cause Death?

Time on Morphine when people have Death *:

  • < 1 month: 81.05 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.89 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.05 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Death when taking Morphine *:

  • female: 46.89 %
  • male: 53.11 %

Age of people who have Death when taking Morphine *:

  • 0-1: 0.81 %
  • 2-9: 1.21 %
  • 10-19: 2.75 %
  • 20-29: 6.4 %
  • 30-39: 8.99 %
  • 40-49: 14.33 %
  • 50-59: 23.16 %
  • 60+: 42.27 %

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 (198 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (81 people)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (64 people)
  • Hypertension (45 people)
  • Breast Cancer (41 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (140 people)
  • Fentanyl (134 people)
  • Alprazolam (121 people)
  • Dexamethasone (118 people)
  • Acetaminophen (112 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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