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

Updated: Dec 20, 2018
  • Author: A Alfred Chahine, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Opioid Analgesics

Opioid analgesics are used to control acute crisis and chronic pain.

Morphine (Astramorph, Depodur, Duramorph)

An opioid analgesic, morphine interacts with endorphin receptors in the CNS.

Codeine/acetaminophen (Tylenol #3, Tylenol #4, Tylenol with Codeine)

This is a mild narcotic analgesic. Provide the family with a small supply for use when pain severity is greater than what can be managed with acetaminophen alone. Counsel parents to use only for severe pain, not as the first medication for each symptom.


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