Morphine

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busdriverre
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3653
Filename:
Morphine
Updated:
2010-01-02 16:14:55
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drugs/pharmacology
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morphine info
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  1. Class:
    Narcotic
  2. Actions:
    • binds to opiate receptors in the CNS
    • decreases severity of pain
  3. Indications:
    • Severe pain
    • pulmonary edema
    • pain associated with MI
  4. Contraindication:
    • hypersensitivity
    • head injury
    • abdominal pain
    • volume depletion
  5. Precautions:
    • alcoholism
    • respiratory depression
    • pregnancy
    • hypotension
  6. Side Effects:
    • Dizziness
    • confusion
    • sedation
    • bradycardia
    • urinary retention
  7. Dosage:

    Routes:
    • IV: 2-5 mg followed by 2 mg every few minutes to effect
    • IM: 5-15 mg based on patients’ weight

    IV or IM

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