management of pain, diarrhea, cough suppressant
Binds to opiate receptors in the CNS and alters perception of pain while producing a general depression of the CNS. This depression also causes a decrease in the cough reflex and GI motility.
allergy, cold, cough remedy, antitussive, opioid analgesic
- may cause alterations in mentation, hypotension, constipation, nausea, vomiting
- assess BP, pulse, and respiratory rate prior to administration and frequently during administration
- use caution if patient is receiving MAO Inhibitors
- Narcan (naloxone) is the antidote for opioid agonists