Morphine: Reactions with other drugs or substances

Last modified: Saturday, 20. June 2009 - 1:08 pm

The respiratory depression induced by morphine can add to that of alcohol, barbiturates, benzodiazepines (such as Valium), and even with antihistamines taken for allergies. Combined effects of these drugs with morphine can dangerously compromise breathing. Tricyclic antidepressants can hamper the metabolism of morphine.

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