Dezocine[ (Dalgan) ] Drug Information

Contains Dezocine drug information and provides Dezocine drug indication, contraindication, special concerns, side effects, overdose management and dosage
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Indications:
Analgesic when use of a narcotic is desirable
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Contraindications:
Lactation. Individuals dependent on narcotics. SC administration.
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Special Concerns:
Elderly clients are at an increased risk for altered respiratory patterns and mental changes.
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Side Effects:
CNS: Sedation (common), dizziness, vertigo, confusion, anxiety, crying, sleep disturbances, delusions, headache, depression, delirium. Respiratory: Respiratory depression, atelectasis. CV: Hypotension, irregular heart or pulse, hypertension, chest pain, pallor, thrombophlebitis. GI: N&V, dry mouth, constipation, abdominal pain, diarrhea. Dermatologic: Reactions at the injection site, pruritus, rash, erythema. EENT: Diplopia, blurred vision, congestion in ears, tinnitus. GU: Urinary frequency, retention, or hesitancy. Miscellaneous: Sweating, chills, edema, flushing, low hemoglobin, muscle cramps or aches, muscle pain, slurred speech.
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Overdose Management:
Treatment: Naloxone IV with appropriate supportive measures including oxygen, IV fluids, vasopressors, and artificial respiration.
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Drug Interactions:
Additive depressant effect when used with general anesthetics, sedatives, antianxiety drugs, hypnotics, alcohol, and other opiate analgesics.
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Dosage:
•IM Analgesia.

Adults: 5-20 mg (usual is 10 mg) as a single dose; dose may be repeated q 3-6 hr with dosage adjusted, if necessary, depending on the status of the client.

•IV Analgesia.

Adults: 2.5-10 mg (usual initial dose is 5 mg) repeated q 2-4 hr.
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