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Does morphine reduce the effectiveness of antibiotics?

I want to know if morphine ,I ve been on it for about 5 years for a back ailment. Does the morphine make antibiotics resistent,they don t work because of the morphine. Is that true? I m already anti-biotic resistent after a heart-attack/ stroke and m.r.s.a. I had a valve and a ring replacement,in 2011. Do I just have to take stronger doses???
Asked On : Mon, 23 Jul 2012
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Dear friend, welcome to HCM.
morphine does not make any infection/ organism antibiotic-resistant.
what back problem do you have?
do you have any immunity suppression?
pl. provide deatils.
morphine intake may delay stomach emptying a little and prolong absorption.
MRSA has no link to morphine directly.
I hope to have answered your query to satisfaction.
pl. revert with details.
Answered: Tue, 24 Jul 2012
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