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

Updated: Jul 23, 2018
  • Author: Sandy Craig, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Analgesics

These agents can be used to relieve acute undifferentiated abdominal pain in patients presenting to the ED.

Morphine sulfate (Astramorph, Duramorph, MS Contin, MSIR, Oramorph)

Morphine sulfate is the drug of choice for analgesia because of its reliable and predictable effects, safety profile, and ease of reversibility with naloxone. Various intravenous doses are used; morphine sulfate is commonly titrated to the desired effect.


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