Not indicated for minor pain. Patients w/ decreased resp reserve & should not be given during bronchial asthma attack or in heart failure secondary to chronic lung disease; cholangia, hypothyroidism, adrenocortical insufficiency, prostatic hypertrophy, shock or inflammatory or obstructive bowel disorders, myasthenia gravis. Delayed resp depression following epidural or intra-tracheal administration. Possibility of dependence cannot be excluded. Concomitant use of morphine. Debilitated & alcoholic patients. Hepatic & renal disorders. May impair ability to drive & operate machinery. Pregnancy & lactation. Childn & infant. Elderly.