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Pethidine Injection 50mg/ml & 100mg/2ml

Pethidine Hydrochloride 5% w/v

ethidine Injection is used for the relief of moderate to severe pain and is used for pain relief during labour. It may also be used to stop you from feeling pain before and during an operation and to provide continuous pain relief if needed.

Adults

For moderate or severe pain.

Normal single dose (usually not to be repeated more often than 4 hourly)

By intramuscular or subcutaneous injection 25 - 100 mg.

By slow intravenous injection 25 - 50 mg.

For obstetric analgesia.

By intramuscular or subcutaneous injection repeated 1 – 3 hours later. 50 - 100 mg. Maximum of 400mg in 24 hours.

As a premedication.

By intramuscular injection one hour prior to the operation. 50 - 100mg

For the enhancement of analgesia.

By slow intravenous injection. 10 -25mg as required.

Elderly or debilitated patients.

Initial doses should not exceed 25mg as this group of patients may be specially sensitive to the central depressant effect of the drug.

 

Children

For moderate or severe pain.

By intramuscular injection 0.5 - 2 mg per Kg of body weight.

As a premedication.

By intramuscular injection one hour prior to the operation 1 - 2 mg per Kg of body weight.

Method of administration

Intramuscular, intravenous or subcutaneous injection.

50mg/ml x 10 ampoules, 100mg/2ml x 10 ampoules

HK-44825

Pethidine Hydrochloride 5% w/v