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    Is Morphine an opioid?

My son had been on opiods after severe chemo and severe neuropathy pain from having Burketts lymphoma . On the oppiods for maybe 3 years. Dr. took him off with being addicted and put him on morphine and dilaudid and he now struggles to get off them . Wants Valium ???? Is morphine an opiod ? He is 52. what should he do ...great suffering . YYYY@YYYY
Thu, 22 Nov 2018
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Hello,

Morphine belongs to the opioid group. You can consider analgesics like Tramadol which has got very less chance for addiction and abuse liability.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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