- Narcotic Analgesic
Morphine sulfate is a potant analgesic and sedative that causes some vasodilation, reduced venous return, and reduced myocardial oxygen demand.
Moderate to severe pain, and in MI, and to reduce venous return in pulmonary edema.
Hypersensitivity to opiates, undiagnosed head or abdominal injury, hypotension, or volume depletion, acute bronchial asthma, COPD, severe respiratory depression, or pulmonary edema due to chemical inhalation.
Elderly, children, or debilitated patients. Naloxone should be readily available to counteract the effects of morphine.
- - Dosage/Route: Pain: 2.5 to 15 mg IV; 5 to 20 mg IM/subcutaneous.
- -Pedi: 0.05 to 0.1 mg/kg IV
- - AMI/PE: 1 to 2 mg/6 to 10 min to response.