Can Someone Commit Suicide With An Overdose Of Morphine Sulfate Tablets?


2 Answers

Robin Burden Profile
Robin Burden answered
Morphine Sulfate is a potent analgesic that can have serious effects on your health if you don't stick to the dosage recommended by your healthcare provider.

Morphine Sulfate overdose
How much Morphine Sulfate you can take before you overdose depends on several factors:

  • The weight of the person
  • Their body's ability to absorb the medication
  • Diet
According to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), as little as 200mg of the drug can kill someone.

However, this should not be used as a a rule of thumb, as people who suffer from hypersensitivity to the drug could be killed by less than half that amount!

Death from morphine overdose is usually caused by asphyxia (a lack of oxygen to the brain), which is brought on by respiratory depression and lung failure.

Morphine overdose can be treated in a medical environment with a drug called Naloxone, but intervention needs to happen very quickly after overdose.

If you're concerned about the issue of Morphine misuse and overdose, your family doctor can help you work through any problems you may be facing.

Answer Question