Morphine Sulfate

  1. Class:
    Opiate Narcotic
  2. Description:
    Potent CNS depressant and Potent Analgesic
  3. Mechanism of Action:
    CNS depressant, Causes peripheral vasodilation, Decrease pain
  4. Onset of Action:
    • Onset: IV- Immediate IM- 15-30 Minutes
    • Peak: IV- 20 Minutes IM- 30-60 Minutes
    • Duration: 2-7 hours
    • Half-Life: 1-7 hours
  5. Indications:
    Severe Pain, Pulmonary Edema (not first line), Cardiac C/P
  6. Contraindications:
    Head injury, hypotension, undiagnosed abdominal pain, Hx of hypersensitivity to drug
  7. Precautions:
    Respiratory depression, Hypotension, Nausea
  8. Side effects:
    Aletered LOC, blurred vision, constricted pupils, dizziness, headache, respiratory depression, vomiting
  9. Adult dose:
    • IV: 2-5 mg (Followed by 2 mg every few mins until pain is releaved
    • IM: 5-15 mg based of pt weight
  10. Pedi dose:
    .1-.2 mg/kg IV
  11. Max dose:
    When pt has 0/10 pain or hypotension occurs
  12. Routes of administration:
  13. How supplied:
    Vials 5mg/ml
Card Set
Morphine Sulfate
Paramedic drugs