morphine, Morphine sulfate

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Malvarez
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127990
Filename:
morphine, Morphine sulfate
Updated:
2012-01-15 16:44:21
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morphine Morphine sulfate
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Description:
Type of drug; Opioid analgesic (schedule II)
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  1. 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.
  2. Indications;
    severe pain, Pulmonary edema
  3. Contraindications & Precautions;
    • Contraindications; COPD, hypotension
    • Precautions; head trauma/increased ICP, patients who regularly intake alcohol
  4. Route and Dosage;
    IV, SQ, IM; 2-10 mg, titrated to relief; Peds 0.1-0.2 mg/kg
  5. Adverse reactions and side effects;
    respiratory depression, hypotension

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