Morphine lethal dose

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i went to the hospital and they tell me i must have gotten the dosage wrong. they said the lethal dose is 100-300 mg of morphine sulfate, what i took in was 600 mg. however, on the bottle is clearly states 30mL and 20 mg per mL. i drank it all. then they said i must have vomitted it all out before it took effect. this isn't true. it was hrs before i even felt sick, more than enough time for the morphine to get into my blood stream. either way, i am happy to be alive.
About how long would it take for a person who is addicted to pain killers and morphine to begin to detox after his last dose? Is this detox dangerous?
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As far as I know, they increase the dosage day by day until they hit the dose that is lethal for that particular patient. It's like an open secret. This is presumably done with the agreement of the patient or someone who has the power to sign for it. There are also some claims that it is sometimes done involuntarily.
He upped the dose to 160/day. Although my boyfriend has agreed to let me keep his dose at 120/day, he knows there is more and he wants it. He has started to give his father a little, because his father is starting to need it. The doctor supposedly said that he heard of the health risks from Percocet, and is giving him more oxy and less Percocet. Are doctors that stupid? Can't they see that something's up, that their patient isn't taking the drug, but giving it away?
Lethal-50 dose of a particular drug is misleading. It means In a trial, a dose of a product which kills 50% of animal kill is the lethal 50 dose of a product.
The lethal dose needed to kill a 160 pound human is 2-3 drops or about 60mg. Drop for drop it is more deadly than strychnine (75mg), diamond back rattlesnake venom (100mg), arsenic (200mg) or cyanide (500mg). Imagine 1mg of nicotine, the average amount delivered into the bloodstream by smoking just one cigarette, being sufficient to kill the largest rat you have ever seen (1-2 lbs.). Is it any wonder that a recent study suggests that nicotine gradually destroys brain gray matter?
In your January 2011 posts, you stated that your doctor had taken you off of the Norcos and had you on 30 mg of morphine twice a day. Then in this question you say that you've been on the Norcos for 7 months - it has only been 3 months since you stated your doc had taken you off the norcos.
The amount of pain medication he received was high but be assured the Dr's will NOT give a dose that is lethal no matter how high the pain threshold is. A Lot of Pt's particularly cancer Pt's suffer because the body can only handle a certain amount of narcotics because it will cause trouble breathing and other complications. I believe your husband was in the safe amount as no Dr would over prescribe these kinds of medications because of there dangers.
What I did is got a list of all the ER meds and Tried each one. It wasnt that hard for me because I cant take morphine. Talk to your doc. I bug my doc all the time. Be as pro active as you can. Be strong and dont be afraid of asking to try something different. They should listen. We all deserve to be pain free at least a bit. I have to get use to the idea that some days im gonna hurt worse. You dont like summers, well for me with the rods in my back winter is bad bad bad.
What's a fair example -- 3 or 4 hundred mg of morphine? The dose is lethal. It will kill them. Now reverse the sequence. The test person is balanced at 800 mg morphine/day. Now take it away. The assault on the person's system is exactly the same when you take it away as when you add it. It's the body's inability to adjust to the difference quickly enough that is lethal. The shock is too great.
You need to talk with a doctor and get some help tapering your meds. That will be safest. You are on a big dose, so be very careful. I'm guessing you know exactly how much you can take like any good addict! It's gonna be ok. Talk to us!!!!
but your tolerance will keep going up as you add drugs for breakthrough pain and eventually it seems to me you may be taking a lethal dose of all those mixtures.....Monitor yourself carefully (with a doctor) and be totally honest about the quantities you take with him and forget all the **** about being addicted.....you deserve to be able to go places with your kids.....thats what drugs are there for!!! Have you ever tried smoking Marijuana?
The withdrawal to switch to the morphine was NOT fun at all, it was done gradually, but as the dose lowered I became sicker. Now so glad I did it. Improved my constipation and bloating greatly! I switched from Roxycodone to Dilaudid (hydromorphone) for break thru pain, but I take it regularly every 6 hours. After 13 spinal surgeries I am still in pain, can barely walk, and have lost so much weight from pain and depression at 5'1 I weigh I only 95 lbs.
When all of sudden my dr quit giving them to me for no reason other than there have been other dr's getting in trouble for lethal doses. I truly have pain and only take the mds with nothing else, not even alcohol. My problem is now I have to buy them off the streets for outragious amounts. I cannot find a dr that will write them, I was completely honest with the last dr and he still wouldn't. I'm so disgusted. I cannot go longer than 3 or 4 days without them.
The methadone is hindering the action of the morphine. If you stopped the methadone, you could lower your dose of the morphine. You know what, do an experiment....stop the methadone for a couple of days and see what happens. Don't worry, you will not go into withdrawal. This way you can see for yourself what works best. I can't see for the life of me what the benefit is for you to be still on the methadone. Just take the morphine for the couple of days.
Depending on what her dose of the xanax was before the surgery, if her current dose is way lower, she might be in a state of withdrawal. I don't know a lot about benzo addiction, but do know that a lot of folks suggest switching to valium to taper, since it has a much longer half life, it stays in the body longer, avoiding the rapid crash that comes from xanax leaving the body much faster. I think the family doc who said it is impossible that she is addicted to the xanax is full of ****.
After 4mths in the methadone clinic I missed a saturday which meant that I missed my dose for that day and my one take home dose for sunday(the day their closed). Since it hadnt to long since I had started I figured I would be alright, **** was I way way wrong. going without methadone or if someone has to go cold turkey like I did for 7 days is by far the absolute opiate wds there is possible.
I WILL FOLLOW that method of treatment which according to my ability and judgment, I consider for the benefit of my patient and abstain from whatever is harmful or mischievous. I will neither prescribe nor administer a lethal dose of medicine to any patient even if asked nor counsel any such thing nor perform the utmost respect for every human life from fertilization to natural death and reject abortion that deliberately takes a unique human life.
He takes any where from methodone,vicodin,oxicotin,to morphine, and methodone by far is his favorite. I really need help on what to do. I don't want to leave him cause i know that this battle is not with him but im fighting against the pills. Any advice?
I ask them if they had rather patient live 7 days wretching in pain or 4-5 days comfortable and many times they can converde with others until the pain increases so that the morphine dose has to be increased slowly in increments. I would try to educate family on decisions, but told them I would support them in whatever they decided. When the time came, they wanted pain meds. Blessings to you all.
relapses following addiction treatment produce high death rates from accidental poisoning/overdose, liver disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease, AIDS, suicide and homicide.
It is a good pain med, BUT it is 80 times stronger than morphine and once your body gets used to it, you will continually need increased. It is very hard to get of off, makes nearly all other pain meds as effective as baby aspirin, if you ever have surgery again, there is nothing they can give you post- op to make you comfortable. I had to have a colonoscopy completely awake because of fentanyl, they were afraid to put me asleep.
I almost died.
I got to hand it to our bodies to be able to ajust and adapt to a lethal amount of medicine. Did you have to do it cold turkey from that amount? If you did, let me tip my hat to you, it must have been a terrible ordeal to go through. I've cut out all the morphine from my pain meds (90 mgs/day) and been dealing with my pain on just the hydro's (4/10mg/day) and the withdrawal from that was bad enough.
I took a 1 mg xanax, morphine sr, and tylenol 3. I know it's stupid to mix. I wasn't thinking straight...I just wanted to numb the pain. Is this a lethal combo??/ Please help me.
I take very many painkillers, including morphine, and my body can accept quantities which may be lethal to others. Be very careful with what you take. It just takes one overdose and you will stop breathing and quickly die. So yes, it can be done, but do not do it. Not unless you are 100% sure you have the tolerance.
can't remember why. Anyhow, just the word morphine scared me so I told him I would try a very low dose. He gave me 10mg. timed release and thank God they made me sick so I flushed them. I am going to see if I can find skippy sizemore's journal now like Becky said and read her story. Thanks again and keep posting on anything you all think he might need to read.
Dailaudid is an opiate, generic is hydromorphone. it is stronger than iv morphine. Heroin converts into morphine and this is what gets the users hooked. Honey dilaudid is a very serious drug to mess with iv. I think the only way I quit was to use hydrocodones, and then wean them. It is a dangerous game to play to trade one addiction for another. If your brother is like me he may be so desperate that there is no other way.
The fentanyls are definitely the strongest. She may be just very sensitive to morphine. Morphine 30mg ir is equal to about 20mg of oxycodone. One thing that might come into play is that the morphine is going into her system all at once. A good suggestion would be for her to go to ms contin or oramorph sr. That way, it would be released gradually and would be less of a jolt to her system. As far as total opioid in a 24 hour period, she is now getting less than she did with the oxycontin.
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