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There are 3 kinds: There are 3 levels of intravenous sedation: "conscious", "moderate", and "deep". With conscious sedation, a patient is awake and just has a little medication to relax and help with discomfort. With moderate sedation, the patient may doze off . Deep sedation is not much different from general anesthesia, and carries many of the same risks; the provider must be trained in anesthesiology. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I was given Morphine, IV it caused respitory arrest. I have taken Hydrocodone, Demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) & Percocet,&was fine Can I take Codeine a morphine derivative?
Morphine: There is a greater risk when you take or get any medication IV. You had it. The Hydrocodone and the Percocet are oral and at much lower doses. Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) is not recommended oral and is usually used IV. While there is a risk it is small, it does increase if you use alcohol or other sedatives. ...Read more
Many: Side effects fromnaltrexone include interruptions of heart rythm, rapid heart rate, increase or decrease in blood pressuer; nausea and vomitting; sweating, and withdrawal symptoms if the person has been using the drug. (the brand Narcan (naloxone) has been discontinued in the us). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An opioid analgesic: demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) or meperidine is a opioid-based pain medication. Its action, risks and side effects are somehwat similar to morphine. It can be dangerous if used in combination of certain antidepressants (such as SSRIs or MAOs). UNlike other narcotics (opioids) it does not constrict pupils. It is often used to reduce shivering after anesthesia. ...Read more
No other form: Presently, there is no other form of Dobutamine on the market. Generally, when Dobutamine is used, one is seeking immediate action of the drug, if the drug was administered through just about any other route, it would take longer to act and the delay in action is not desirable. This of course excludes CHF patients on chronic Dobutamine pump, my first sentence is directed at them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Dilaudid IV more potent ( stronger ), faster effect than Dilaudid po. ...Read more
Can you tell me the side effects of Narcan IV for overdose of demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) iv?
Narcan (naloxone): Possible: chest pain, fast or irregular heartbeats; dry cough, feeling short of breath; sweating, severe nausea or vomiting; headache, agitation, anxiety, confusion, ringing /ears; seizure; feeling like you might pass out; or weak pulse, fainting, slow breathing (breathing may stop). http://www.rxlist.com/narcan-side-effects-drug-center.htm. ...Read more
I'm immune to the hydromorphone actions, but not other opioids such as demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) (meperidine) or morphine?
Sounds confusing: In that hydromorphone is metabolized into morphine, and that is the effective agent in our bodies. There are people who may lack the enzymes to metabolize certain drugs, and this has been reported in some people with codeine, where the enzyme that metabolizes it to morphine is absent. It is possible you have something similar. Sometimes it is that you have not gotten the right dose by right route. ...Read more