Can medicine that dry out mucus hasten death?

  1. Dear allnurses,

    My Dad died a week ago from pneumonia.
    He had a bit of mucus in the back of his throat the last hour or so, not too bad, but I rang the nurse and asked if there was anything that we could do in order to help him.

    She suggested to give him Robinul (I live in Sweden, so don't know the name for this in English).

    I asked if there was anything like morphine in it, since I have a big trauma with my Mum's death some years ago with morphine.
    No, not at all said the nurse, and I felt calm.

    Dad got the injection and died 30 min later..

    I read later on that this Robinul given to dry out mucus, can cause irregular heartbeat!!

    We were waiting for my brother to come, and now I feel this injection caused my dad's death there and then and so father and son never got the chance to say goodbye

    Does anyone know about these kind of medicaments??
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  3. by   Sour Lemon
    Quote from KarinBe
    Dear allnurses,

    My Dad died a week ago from pneumonia.
    He had a bit of mucus in the back of his throat the last hour or so, not too bad, but I rang the nurse and asked if there was anything that we could do in order to help him.

    She suggested to give him Robinul (I live in Sweden, so don't know the name for this in English).

    I asked if there was anything like morphine in it, since I have a big trauma with my Mum's death some years ago with morphine.
    No, not at all said the nurse, and I felt calm.

    Dad got the injection and died 30 min later..

    I read later on that this Robinul given to dry out mucus, can cause irregular heartbeat!!

    We were waiting for my brother to come, and now I feel this injection caused my dad's death there and then and so father and son never got the chance to say goodbye

    Does anyone know about these kind of medicaments??
    Hi KarinBe,
    It is impossible for any of us to determine what might have caused your father's death. Pneumonia, in itself, can be quite detrimental.
    We are also unable to offer medical advice per the terms of service ...but generally speaking, every medication has a list of possible side effects so long that will make your head spin.
    I am sorry for your loss. It sounds as though you and the people taking care of your dad did your absolute best to care for him and make him comfortable.
  4. by   KarinBe
    Thanks so much for your answer! No I realised that he was dying, it's not that.
    What I want to know is if the Robinul can have these side effects, and if some of you have had these experiences.
  5. by   sirI
    Hello KarinBe,

    We are so sorry about the loss of your Father. We know this is such a hard time for you and your family.

    But, as stated above, per our Terms of Service, we cannot provide the medical advice you need. Please stay in contact with your Father's healthcare providers and pose your questions and concerns to them. They are the only ones who can properly answer your questions.

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