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MORPHINE SULFATE (Morphine)

Name/Class: MORPHINE SULFATE (Morphine)/Narcotic Analgesic
Description: Morphine sulfate is a potent analgesic and sedative that causes some vasodilation, reducing venous return, and reduced myocardial oxygen demand.

Indications: Moderate to severe pain and in MI and to reduce venous return in pulmonary edema.

Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to opiates, undiagnosed head or abdominal injury, hypotension, or volume depletion, acute bronchial asthma, COPD, severe respiratory depression, or pulmonary edema due to chemical inhalation.

Precautions: Elderly, children, or debilitated patients. Naloxone should be readily available to counteract the effects of morphine.
Dosage/Route: Pain: 2.5 to 15 mg IV; 5 to 20 mg IM/subcutaneous.

Pedi: 0.05 to 0.1 mg/kg IV

AMI or PE: 1 to 2 mg/6 to 10 min to response.

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