Which medications in the drug class Analgesic opioid agents are used in the treatment of Pruritus and Systemic Disease?

Updated: Mar 03, 2020
  • Author: David F Butler, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Analgesic opioid agents

Agents with central analgesic action may be useful. May alter perception and response to varied stimuli.

Butorphanol (Stadol)

Butorphanol is a mixed agonist-antagonist narcotic with central analgesic effects for moderate to severe pain. It causes less smooth muscle spasm and respiratory depression than morphine or meperidine. Weigh the advantages against the increased cost of butorphanol.


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