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2018 Price of Pethidine
Meperidine Hydrochloride 75 mg/ml
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Pethidine volume of distribution
Meperidine crosses the placenta and is distributed into breast milk.
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What is Pethidine
A narcotic analgesic that can be used for the relief of most types of moderate to severe pain, including postoperative pain and the pain of labor. Prolonged use may lead to dependence of the morphine type; withdrawal symptoms appear more rapidly than with morphine and are of shorter duration.
Pethidine mechanism of action
Meperidine is primarily a kappa-opiate receptor agonist and also has local anesthetic effects. Meperidine has more affinity for the kappa-receptor than morphine. Opiate receptors are coupled with G-protein receptors and function as both positive and negative regulators of synaptic transmission via G-proteins that activate effector proteins. Binding of the opiate stimulates the exchange of GTP for GDP on the G-protein complex. As the effector system is adenylate cyclase and cAMP located at the inner surface of the plasma membrane, opioids decrease intracellular cAMP by inhibiting adenylate cyclase. Subsequently, the release of nociceptive neurotransmitters such as substance P, GABA, dopamine, acetylcholine and noradrenaline is inhibited. Opioids also inhibit the release of vasopressin, somatostatin, insulin and glucagon. Opioids close N-type voltage-operated calcium channels (OP2-receptor agonist) and open calcium-dependent inwardly rectifying potassium channels (OP3 and OP1 receptor agonist). This results in hyperpolarization and reduced neuronal excitability.
Dosage forms of Pethidine
|Injection, solution||intramuscular; intravenous; subcutaneous||100 mg/2mL|
|Injection, solution||intramuscular; intravenous; subcutaneous||100 mg/mL|
|Injection, solution||intramuscular; intravenous; subcutaneous||25 mg/mL|
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Humans and other mammals
Indication of Pethidine
Used to control moderate to severe pain.
Toxicity of Pethidine
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