morphine, Morphine sulfate
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Mechanism of Action;
depresses pain impulse transmission at the spinal cord level by interacting with opioid receptors; produces generalized CNS depression; dec. systemic vascular resistance, relieving pulmonary congestion.
severe pain, Pulmonary edema
Contraindications & Precautions;
- Contraindications; COPD, hypotension
- Precautions; head trauma/increased ICP, patients who regularly intake alcohol
Route and Dosage;
IV, SQ, IM; 2-10 mg, titrated to relief; Peds 0.1-0.2 mg/kg
Adverse reactions and side effects;
respiratory depression, hypotension
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