Which medications in the drug class Analgesics are used in the treatment of Ovarian Torsion?

Updated: Jun 27, 2017
  • Author: Erik D Schraga, MD; Chief Editor: Eugene C Lin, MD  more...
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Analgesics

Pain control is essential to quality patient care and should not be delayed while the patient is awaiting surgical or gynecologic evaluation.

A review of opioid equivalents and conversions may be found in the following reference article:

 http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2138678-overview

Ketorolac (ReadySharp Ketorolac)

Ketorolac inhibits prostaglandin synthesis by decreasing the activity of the enzyme cyclooxygenase, which results in decreased formation of prostaglandin precursors.

Morphine (Astramorph, Duramorph, MS Contin, Avinza, Kadian, Depodur, Infumorph, MorphaBond, Arymo ER)

Morphine is the drug of choice for narcotic analgesia because of its reliable and predictable effects, its safety profile, and the ease with which its effects can be reversed with naloxone.

Morphine sulfate administered intravenously (IV) may be dosed in a number of ways and is commonly titrated until the desired effect is obtained.

For chronic severe pain unremitting to alternative therapy, oral immediate–release and extended-release morphine sulfate may be warranted. Arymo ER is a morphine sulfate abuse-deterrent derivative.


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