Could Morphine cause Delirium - from FDA reports


Summary

Delirium 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 Fentanyl, and have Pain . We study 72,543 people who have side effects while taking Morphine from FDA. Among them, 805 have Delirium. Find out below who they are, when they have Delirium and more.

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Morphine

Morphine has active ingredients of morphine sulfate. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Morphine 74,445 users)

Delirium

Delirium (wild excitement) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, insomnia, cancer pain (latest reports from 20,559 Delirium patients).

On Dec, 28, 2016

72,543 people reported to have side effects when taking Morphine.
Among them, 805 people (1.11%) have Delirium


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Morphine cause Delirium?

Time on Morphine when people have Delirium *:

  • < 1 month: 84.92 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 12.7 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.79 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 1.59 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Delirium when taking Morphine *:

  • female: 43.91 %
  • male: 56.09 %

Age of people who have Delirium when taking Morphine *:

  • 0-1: 2.61 %
  • 2-9: 0.73 %
  • 10-19: 1.02 %
  • 20-29: 1.89 %
  • 30-39: 2.9 %
  • 40-49: 9.87 %
  • 50-59: 18.29 %
  • 60+: 62.7 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (193 people, 23.98%)
  • Cancer Pain (122 people, 15.16%)
  • Depression (31 people, 3.85%)
  • Analgesic Therapy (29 people, 3.60%)
  • Constipation (24 people, 2.98%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Fentanyl (82 people, 10.19%)
  • Acetaminophen (64 people, 7.95%)
  • Lorazepam (55 people, 6.83%)
  • Aspirin (50 people, 6.21%)
  • Furosemide (42 people, 5.22%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Confusional State (147 people, 18.26%)
  • Agitation (139 people, 17.27%)
  • Hallucinations (81 people, 10.06%)
  • Drowsiness (81 people, 10.06%)
  • Nausea (79 people, 9.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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