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pethidine

a white crystalline water-soluble drug used as an analgesic. Formula: C15H21NO2.HCl
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2000) including: every 4-hour pain assessment, reassessment of pain within 60 minutes following administration of analgesics, mean pain intensity, avoiding prescription and administration of meperidine, prescription of patient-controlled analgesia, avoiding prescription and administration of analgesics via the intramuscular route, prescription and administration of around-the-clock opioid and nonopioid analgesics, the parenteral morphine equivalent (PME) of opioids ordered and administered, and administration of therapeutic doses of acetaminophen.
Meperidine (Demerol) has one-tenth the potency of morphine, variable grades of pain-relief and no clear advantage over the other opioid alternatives.
It requires 75 to 100 milligrams of Meperidine every three hours to equal the analgesic effect of 10 milligrams of Morphine Sulfate every 4 hours.
Do not use regular doses of meperidine for chronic pain in view of its active metabolite, which is a CNS-stimulant and can cause agitation, tremor and seizures.
opioids, narcotics that include meperidine and butorphanol
5 mg) of meperidine to diminish shivering, which has the untoward effect of temporarily increasing body heat (Fig.
Intravenous meperidine is given, with adequate relief of her pain.
Among them are propoxyphene (Darvon[R]) meperidine (Demerol[R]), Dilaudid, oxycodone (OxyContin[R]), Tylenol[R] with Codeine, oxycodone/acetaminophen (Percocet[R]), and hydrocodone/acetaminophen (Vicodin[R]).
Examples of narcotics would be the use of heroin, morphine, codeine, hydrocodone (Lorcet, Vicodin, Hycodan, Tussionex), hydromorphone (Dilaudid), oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percodan, Percocet, Tylox, Roxicet, Roxicodone), methadone (Dolophine, Methadase), fentanyl and analogs (Innovar, Sublimaze, Alfenta, Sufenta, Duragesic), and other narcotics (opium, Darvon, Talwin, Buprenorphine, Meperidine or Pethidine, Demerol).
codeine * * fentanyl patches (Duragesic) * * meperidine (Demerol).
Dubuisson D, Dennis SG (1977) The formalin test: a quantitative study of the analgesic effects of morphine, meperidine, and brain stem stimulation in rats and cats.