Negative effects of morphine (INFOGRAPHIC)

How does morphine affect you negatively? More on the adverse side effects of morphine here.

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Adverse effects of morphine

On the behavior

  • euphoria
  • fatigue
  • inattentiveness
  • lethargy
  • mood swings
  • poor performance

On the brain

Negative effects of morphine (INFOGRAPHIC)

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  • depressed consciousness
  • general psychomotor impairment
  • possibility for seizures
  • slowed reaction time

On the psychology

  • abnormal thoughts
  • delirium
  • disconnectedness
  • disturbed sleep
  • mental clouding
  • severe depression

On the sex and sexuality

  • decreased sexual interest
  • difficulty with conception
  • impotence
  • loss of sexual ability

On the body response

  • analgesia (inability to feel pain)
  • impaired respiration
  • reduced gastrointestinal motility
  • slower heart beat

On the general health

  • change in ability to see colors
  • increase in hepatic enzymes
  • painful urination
  • vision problems
  • weight loss

Serious adverse side effects

  • collapsed veins
  • death
  • endocarditis (inflammation of the inner lining of the heart)
  • gradual shutdown of respiratory system
  • liver damage
  • mortality due to worsening of cancer
  • reduced cellular immunity
About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.
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