Review: could Morphine cause Renal Failure?


Renal failure 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 Coronary artery bypass . We study 33,999 people who have side effects while taking Morphine from FDA and social media. Among them, 985 have Renal failure. Find out below who they are, when they have Renal failure 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)

Renal Failure

Renal failure (kidney dysfunction) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, renal failure acute, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 62,612 Renal failure patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

33,999 people reported to have side effects when taking Morphine.
Among them, 985 people (2.9%) have Renal Failure

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Morphine cause Renal failure?

Time on Morphine when people have Renal Failure *:

  • < 1 month: 93.25 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 2.45 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.07 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.61 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.61 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Renal Failure when taking Morphine *:

  • female: 46.21 %
  • male: 53.79 %

Age of people who have Renal Failure when taking Morphine *:

  • 0-1: 0.48 %
  • 2-9: 1.55 %
  • 10-19: 1.9 %
  • 20-29: 2.98 %
  • 30-39: 6.07 %
  • 40-49: 11.55 %
  • 50-59: 21.9 %
  • 60+: 53.33 %

Severity if Renal Failure when taking Morphine **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 50 %

How people recovered from Renal Failure **:

  • while on drug: 50 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Coronary Artery Bypass (168 people)
  • Pain (148 people)
  • Hypertension (53 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (48 people)
  • Prophylaxis (44 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (304 people)
  • Heparin (246 people)
  • Trasylol (212 people)
  • Acetaminophen (168 people)
  • Nitroglycerin (163 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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