Pethidine Amdipharm Mercury

Pethidine Amdipharm Mercury



Amdipharm Mercury


DCH Auriga - Universal
Concise Prescribing Info
Pethidine HCl
Management of moderate to severe pain, including pain associated w/ childbirth, or during an anaesthetic or following an operation; sedative (calming) effect.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult Single 25-100 mg IM/SC. Single 25-50 mg slow IV. Elderly Initial dose should not exceed 25 mg. Childn Single 0.5-2 mg/kg IM. Doses may be repeated allowing at least 4 hr interval.
Hypersensitivity. Chronic bronchitis or asthma; head injury, conditions associated w/ raised pressure in the brain or phaeochromocytoma. Patients taking MAOIs or have been taking MAOIs w/in the last 2 wk. Do not give to patients in a coma.
Special Precautions
Underactive thyroid or adrenal gland; epilepsy; heart problems causing an increased heart rate; kidney, liver or gallbladder problems; collapsed state from blood or fluid loss; feeling weak & run-down; headache & vomiting; sickle cell anemia; enlarged prostate gland; low BP; weak muscular movement; diseases of the stomach or intestine; lung problems; recent alcohol intake w/in previous 24 hr; elderly & patients in a poor state of health. Do not drive or operate machinery while on treatment. Pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Difficulty breathing; low BP. Disturbances in eyesight; weakness, headache, dizziness; flushing of the face, feeling faint or fainting; itch, rash, wheals, pain, & redness over inj site; difficulty in passing water & swelling over the body especially on legs; feeling restless or agitated; trembling, uncoordinated movements; dry mouth, constipation, abdominal pain; increased risk of delirium in elderly patients; feeling sleepy; hallucinations, convulsions; feeling overly happy or overly sad; irregular heartbeats; lightheadedness; sleepiness, nausea, vomiting, sweating; rapid changes in the BP; increased or decreased body temp; overactive reflexes; anxiety, nervousness.
Drug Interactions
Antidepressants (eg, TCAs) & anti-anxiety drugs (eg, benzodiazepines); medicines for schizophrenia or other serious mental illness eg, phenothiazines; sedatives, sleeping tab or barbiturates (eg, phenobarb); cimetidine; duloxetine; domperidone & metoclopramide; MAOI A & B; ritanovir; pain relievers & other opioid medicines; anticholinergic drugs; phenytoin; isoniazid. Avoid drinking alcohol before or after pethidine inj.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
N02AB02 - pethidine ; Belongs to the class of phenylpiperidine derivative opioids. Used to relieve pain.
Pethidine Amdipharm Mercury inj 100 mg/2 mL
(amp) 10 × 1's
Pethidine Amdipharm Mercury inj 50 mg/mL
(amp) 10 × 1's
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