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Narcotic agonist, analgesic
Mechanism of Action
Potent, short acting, synthetic narcotic agonist analgesic. Analgesia and sedation. Inhibits ascending pain pathways in CNS, increases pain threshold, and alters pain perception.
Myasthenia gravis, hypersensitivity to opiates, MAOI use
Increased ICP, severe respiratory disores, hypotension, bradydysrhythmias
- Severe respiratory depression
- Chest-wall rigidity
- Blurred vision
- Cardiac arrest
Effects increased with other CNS depressants. MAOI use may cause hypotension
Dose and Route
Adult: 25-50 mcg slow IVP or IM q 5 max 150 mcg
Pedi: 0.5 mcg/kg slow IVP q 5 mins max 1.5 mcg/kg
- Absorption = immediate
- Duration = 30-60 hours
- Half-life = 1.5-6 hours
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