Included In This Lesson
pain, pulmonary edema, MI
Binds to opiate receptors in the CNS and alters perception of pain while producing a general depression of the CNS.
• 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