for moderate to severe pain; preop sedation;
Synthetic partial opiate agonist/antagonist;
Dosage:30mg IM or IV; 50-100mg PO q3-4hr prn;
Note that 30-60mg IM equianalgesic to 10mg morphine IM; therefore, use with caution in patients receiving opiate drugs; associated with considerable dysphoria;
KEY SEDATION PAIN OPIOID
Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.
Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Monday, July 30, 2012 4:52 pm