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morphine yesterday for a knee...
My husband has a bad liver and was given 2 injections of morphine yesterday for a knee issue he was having. Last night he was hallucinating but it seems to be a bit better today. Can the cause of the hallucinations be the morphine and the fact that his liver doesn't function normally?
Looking forward to your response.
Kristine
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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 2 years ago
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Hello

Yes

That is correct.

Please report this to the injecting doctor.

He should also have an amonia level drawn to make sure he is not getting an encephalopathy.

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Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Morphine itself can cause hallucinations to people who never had this before.

One time injection will not affect liver.

But liver problem can cause morhpine side effect more likely.

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