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

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Naveenpal S Bhatti, MD; Chief Editor: Sherwin SW Ho, MD  more...
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Analgesics

Pain control is essential to quality patient care. Analgesics ensure patient comfort, promote pulmonary toilet, and have sedating properties, which are beneficial for patients who have sustained trauma or who have sustained injuries.

Morphine (Astramorph, Depodur, Duramorph)

DOC for analgesia because of reliable and predictable effects, safety profile, and ease of reversibility with naloxone.

Various IV doses are used; commonly titrated until desired effect obtained.

Ketorolac (Toradol)

Inhibits prostaglandin synthesis by decreasing the activity cyclooxygenase, which results in decreased formation of prostaglandin precursors.


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