Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Morphine

Contributor(s): John Dodam, Sheilah Robertson

Introduction

Name

  • Morphine.

Class of drug

Description

Chemical name

  • (5-alpha,6-alpha)-7,8-didehydro-4,5-epoxy-17-methylmorphinan-3,6-diol.

Molecular formula

  • C17H19NO3.

Physical properties

  • Tablets.
  • Solution.

Uses

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Indications

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs



CNS depressants (anesthetics, antihistamines, barbiturates, phenothiazines, tranquilizers)
  • Enhanced central nervous system (CNS) or respiratory depression may occur.

with diagnostic tests



Plasma amylase or lipase
  • As narcotic analgesics can increase biliary tract pressure, levels may be increased for up to 24 hours after drug administration.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based on Tennant B (1999)Small Animal Formulary.3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.
  • Dana G Allen (ed) (1998)Handbook of Veterinary Drugs.J P Lippincott Co, Philadelphia.

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