Pediatric uses of opioids

Title

Pediatric uses of opioids

Creator

Koren G; Maurice L

Publisher

Pediatric Clinics Of North America

Date

1989

Subject

Child; infant; Drug Interactions; Opioid-Related Disorders; Preschool; infant; Newborn; Receptors; Human; Pediatrics; Meperidine/pharmacology; Methadone/pharmacology; Morphine/pharmacology; Codeine/pharmacology; Fentanyl/pharmacology; Narcotics/adverse effects/pharmacokinetics/pharmacology/therapeutic use; Opioid

Description

It is evident that opioids are underused in infants and children, mainly owing to the erroneous belief that long-term adverse effects may result from effective use, coupled with the difficulties infants and children have in verbalizing their feelings of pain. Sufficient data exist to date on the safe use of opioids in the pediatric age group to allow pediatricians to incorporate them in a variety of protocols. Moreover, unlike most drugs in clinical use, opioids have a specific, safe antidote that can reverse their toxic effects promptly and effectively.
1989

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

1141-56

Issue

5

Volume

36

Citation

Koren G; Maurice L, “Pediatric uses of opioids,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 21, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12388.

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