Which medications in the drug class Analgesics are used in the treatment of Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) in Adults?

Updated: Nov 13, 2018
  • Author: Shabir Bhimji, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Yasmine S Ali, MD, FACC, FACP, MSCI  more...
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Analgesics

Analgesic agents reduce ventilatory drive. In addition, pain control ensures patient comfort and promotes pulmonary toilet. Most analgesic agents have sedating properties, which are beneficial for patients who are having hypercyanotic episodes.

Morphine sulfate (Duramorph, Astramorph, MS Contin)

Morphine is the drug of choice (DOC) for narcotic analgesia because of its reliable and predictable effects, safety profile, and ease of reversibility with naloxone.

This agent is administered intravenously (IV), may be dosed in number of ways, and is commonly titrated until the desired effect is obtained.


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