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Review: could Morphine cause Shortness of breath (Breathing difficulty)?





Summary: Shortness of breath 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 Morphine sulfate, and have Pain.

We study 48,649 people who have side effects while taking Morphine from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,341 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.

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Morphine

Morphine has active ingredients of morphine sulfate. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Morphine 49,746 users)

Shortness of breath

Shortness Of Breath has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.(latest reports from Shortness Of Breath 164,498 patients)

On Nov, 29, 2014: 48,649 people reported to have side effects when taking Morphine. Among them, 2,819 people (5.79%) have Shortness Of Breath.

Trend of Shortness of breath in Morphine reports

Time on Morphine when people have Shortness of breath * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Shortness of breath71.96%15.50%5.54%2.58%3.32%1.11%0.00%

Gender of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Morphine * :

FemaleMale
Shortness of breath54.55%45.45%

Age of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Morphine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shortness of breath0.14%0.42%1.62%3.60%7.91%16.78%28.75%40.76%

Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Morphine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Shortness of breath0.00%66.67%16.67%16.67%

How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Shortness of breath0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (592 people, 21.00%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (206 people, 7.31%)
  3. Metastases to bone (204 people, 7.24%)
  4. Hypertension (152 people, 5.39%)
  5. Breast cancer (129 people, 4.58%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Morphine sulfate (1,341 people, 47.57%)
  2. Zometa (812 people, 28.80%)
  3. Aspirin (616 people, 21.85%)
  4. Aredia (613 people, 21.75%)
  5. Lasix (529 people, 18.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Any patient perspectives on this illness would also be very much valued in helping me make a decision, moving forward. If all this is going to accomplish is to attach a label to the pain but not actually change anything, after fighting it for 10yrs now, avoiding hospital as much as I can, I really can't see the point of exploratory surgerys and biopsys now when it is known that I have this propensity towards adhesions and a new wound means a potentially new adhesion growth site.
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