Opioid Agonists – Opioid Analgesics

by Pravin Shukle, MD

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    The lecture Opioid Agonists – Opioid Analgesics by Pravin Shukle, MD is from the course CNS - Pharmacology.

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    1. Constipation
    2. Pulmonary fibrosis
    3. Hypertension
    4. Cataracts
    5. Discolored urine (red)
    1. Fentanyl is very potent, about 80x morphine and 40x heroin, resulting in frequent overdose.
    2. Fentanyl is taken intravenously, resulting in endocarditis and death.
    3. Fentanyl is usually mixed with rat poison.
    4. Fentanyl metabolism is quite variable resulting in lethal concentrations in some people.
    5. Fentanyl permanently damages mu receptors in the central nervous system.
    1. A 17-year-old female with a tibial fracture. Her past medical history includes well controlled seizures.
    2. A 6 month old male with painful colitis.
    3. A 79-year-old female post-op after a complicated total hysterectomy. Past medical history includes hypercoagulopathy.
    4. A 25-year-old male brought to the Emergency Department after a motor vehicle accident. He has several broken ribs, a dislocated shoulder, and a lacerated liver. He is about to go into surgery.
    5. A 47-year-old female on hospice with extensive, high grade metastatic breast cancer. Her past medical history includes chemoradiation treatment and a prolonged stay at the hospital.
    1. Renal calculi
    2. Nausea
    3. Constipation
    4. Hypotension
    5. Respiratory depression

    Author of lecture Opioid Agonists – Opioid Analgesics

     Pravin Shukle, MD

    Pravin Shukle, MD

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