Included In This Lesson
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,
• Assess BP, pulse, and respiratory rate prior to administration and frequently
• Use caution if patient is receiving MAO Inhibitors
• Narcan (naloxone) is the antidote for opioid agonists