Which medications in the drug class Opioid Analgesics are used in the treatment of Wellens Syndrome?

Updated: Jan 25, 2018
  • Author: Benjamin B Mattingly, MD; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Opioid Analgesics

Pain control is essential to quality patient care. Analgesics ensure patient comfort, promote pulmonary toilet, and have sedating properties, which are beneficial for patients who experience pain.

Morphine sulfate (Astramorph, Duramorph, Avinza, MS Contin, Oramorph)

Morphine sulfate is the drug of choice for narcotic analgesia because of its reliable and predictable effects, good safety profile, and easy reversibility with naloxone. IV morphine sulfate may be dosed in a number of ways and is commonly titrated until the desired effect is obtained.


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