Morphine does not cause damage to the lungs. It can cause the respirations to be depressed while on it, but that's an effect of the brain. This doesn't last once the morphine is out of the body.
No, it doesnt harm the lungs. As kaismama described, it reduces respirations especially these higher doses. Just monitor respirations before giving. If the respirations are below 12 breaths in one minute, the drug should be held until the respirations are higher than 12bpm. The only exception to this is when an actively dying person is in pain. Yes, it may hasten their death but to die with ones pain managed is a mercy.
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