Review: could Morphine cause Slurred Speech?


Summary

Slurred speech 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 Albuterol, and have Pain . We study 34,693 people who have side effects while taking Morphine from FDA and social media. Among them, 351 have Slurred speech. Find out below who they are, when they have Slurred speech and more.

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Morphine

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

Slurred Speech

Slurred speech (slow speech that can be difficult to understand) has been reported by people with joint swelling, muscle rigidity, sepsis, nosebleed, joint effusion (latest reports from 35,906 Slurred speech patients).

On Aug, 30, 2016

34,693 people reported to have side effects when taking Morphine.
Among them, 351 people (1.01%) have Slurred Speech


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Morphine cause Slurred speech?

Time on Morphine when people have Slurred Speech *:

  • < 1 month: 76.47 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 11.76 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.88 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.88 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Slurred Speech when taking Morphine *:

  • female: 56.4 %
  • male: 43.6 %

Age of people who have Slurred Speech when taking Morphine *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.45 %
  • 10-19: 3.85 %
  • 20-29: 2.1 %
  • 30-39: 13.29 %
  • 40-49: 20.63 %
  • 50-59: 22.73 %
  • 60+: 34.97 %

How people recovered from Slurred Speech **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (65 people, 18.52%)
  • Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (22 people, 6.27%)
  • Depression (19 people, 5.41%)
  • Muscle Spasms (18 people, 5.13%)
  • Insomnia (18 people, 5.13%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ativan (56 people, 15.95%)
  • Albuterol (56 people, 15.95%)
  • Oxycontin (48 people, 13.68%)
  • Zometa (45 people, 12.82%)
  • Neurontin (44 people, 12.54%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (83 people, 23.65%)
  • Dyspnoea (82 people, 23.36%)
  • Anxiety (75 people, 21.37%)
  • Fatigue (72 people, 20.51%)
  • Headache (71 people, 20.23%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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