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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi, Doctor.
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :  
how can i help u?
User :   I was wondering if you could administer morphine to a patient for an operation if they were already on something they'd taken before they got to the hospital, or would the mixture be bad.
User :   ?
Doctor :  
morphine for operation?
Doctor :  
which operation?
User :   Or whatever form of sedative.
User :   This is just hypothetical.
Doctor :  
with morphine we cannot perform operation
Doctor :  
its just a painkiller
User :   OK, but whatever kind of anesthesia.
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
it depends upon the the other drug used
User :   OK, we'll say heroin.
User :   ?
Doctor :   heoin?
User :   Yes.
User :   Hypothetically.
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
morphine and heroin together?
User :   Or whatever kind of sedative.
User :   I was just wondering if sometimes you are prevented from giving a patient a drug because they are already on something they shouldn't be.
Doctor :  
heroin is a drug it is not used for sedatiojn
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
there is dsomething called as drug interaction
Doctor :  
we cannot combine certain drugs
Doctor :  
it may lead to adverse reaction

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