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

Updated: Jul 29, 2019
  • Author: Bobak Zonnoor , MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Opioid Analgesics

Pain control is essential to quality patient care. Analgesics ensure patient comfort and may have sedating properties, which are beneficial for patients who have sustained trauma or injuries. These agents are used for pain control during rewarming

Morphine (Duramorph, MS Contin, Oramorph, Avinza)

Morphine is the drug of choice for strong analgesia because of its reliable and predictable effects, good safety profile, and ease of reversibility 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.


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