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Mechanism of Action;
Binds to opiate receptors in the CNS, altering the perception of and response to painful stimuli; produces CNS depression
Contraindications & Precautions;
- Contraindications; myasthenia gravis
- Precautions; pt. with head trauma/increased ICP, severe respiratory disease, elderly.
Route and Dosage;
Sedation; IM or IV; 0.5-1 mcg/kg; Peds age 2-12: 2-3 mcg/kg
Adverse reactions and side effects;
respiratory depression, bradycardia
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