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Meperidine

Meperidine

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Published by: Ninoska Garcia-Ortiz on Jun 16, 2007
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MEPERIDINE
1.Name & class of drug – generic and trade name. GENERIC NAME: Meperidine HydrochlorideBRAND NAME: Demerol, Pethadol, Pethidine hydrochlorideCLASSIFICATION: CNS agent, analgesic, narcotic (opiate) agonist analgesic2.Dose range and routes for adult & geriatric client. PREPARATIONS: PO, IM, SC, IVDOSING: Adult (PO/SC/IM/IV): 50 – 150 mg q3 – 4h prn3.Purpose prescribed. Underline reason your client is prescribed drug. THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS: Control of moderate to severe pain.USES: Relief of moderate to severe pain, for preoperative medication, for support of anesthesia, and for obstetric analgesia.4.Major side effects & drug interactions. DRUG INTERACTIONS: Alcohol and other CNS depressants augment CNS depressant effects. Herbal – St. John’s Wort maycause increase sedation.SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, constipation, dizziness, drowsiness, pruritus

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