Review: could Morphine cause Difficulty Breathing?


Difficulty breathing 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 Zometa, and have Pain . We study 33,999 people who have side effects while taking Morphine from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,033 have Difficulty breathing. Find out below who they are, when they have Difficulty breathing and more.

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Morphine has active ingredients of morphine sulfate. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Morphine 57,865 users)

Difficulty Breathing

Difficulty breathing has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, erythema multiforme, swallowing difficulty, rashes, back pain (latest reports from 201,658 Difficulty breathing patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

33,999 people reported to have side effects when taking Morphine.
Among them, 2,033 people (5.98%) have Difficulty Breathing

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Morphine cause Difficulty breathing?

Time on Morphine when people have Difficulty Breathing *:

  • < 1 month: 79.65 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 5.31 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.08 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.54 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.54 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.88 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Difficulty Breathing when taking Morphine *:

  • female: 57.88 %
  • male: 42.12 %

Age of people who have Difficulty Breathing when taking Morphine *:

  • 0-1: 0.23 %
  • 2-9: 0.53 %
  • 10-19: 2.05 %
  • 20-29: 5.57 %
  • 30-39: 7.85 %
  • 40-49: 15.42 %
  • 50-59: 27.37 %
  • 60+: 40.97 %

Severity if Difficulty Breathing when taking Morphine **:

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

How people recovered from Difficulty Breathing **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (303 people)
  • Metastases To Bone (128 people)
  • Hypertension (94 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (90 people)
  • Anxiety (87 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (450 people)
  • Aredia (357 people)
  • Aspirin (324 people)
  • Lasix (287 people)
  • Percocet (265 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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