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What is the ld 50 of morphine

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what is the ld 50 of morphine
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  Dave replied 5 years ago.
Thank you for your question,

Morphine is not available in the US in a 50mg cap or tablet.

Did you mean 15mg? It is available in 15mg tablets.

Let me know
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
what is the lethal dose of morphine
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Expert:  Dave replied 5 years ago.
Ok. It appears that I misunderstood your original question; I didn't see you asked about the LD 50. I thought you asked about the "ID" identification of a tablet.

There is no "real" lethal dose (LD) of morphine. However, the toxicology literature likely lists a LD 50 for morphine but in humans it is difficult to determine due to drug tolerance. Some of the overdose death reports list "lethal" versus "non-lethal" levels of morphine and similar drugs in decedents bodies at the time of death but again these cut-offs are based on historical data.

Is their a particular reason why you are asking?
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