Surgery: drug interactions of morphine (opiates) and marijuana?

A family member is undergoing numerous reconstructive facial surgeries from a gunshot wound. He smokes marijuana through his trache tube and there is concern that this could decrease the effectiveness of morphine and painkillers that are prescribed when he is in recovery. Please refer me to websites or publications if any are known as well as any personal knowledge or experience.

4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    It wont affect the pain killers but there have been studies linking pot smoking to a longer clotting time.

    This means he would bleed more, and have more trouble getting the bleeding to stop.

    Srry cant find the article to link but you prob could find it

  • 1 decade ago

    i've taken oxycotin, and smoked weed yor years. always looking at these kinda questions, and never seen or had a prob with it. i think he'll be fine, good luck

  • 1 decade ago

    Marijuana does not interact with any opiates.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    make him stop smoking. he shouldnt be smoking thru a trach tube to begin with!

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