Complications of Analgesia

Opoid analgesics are most often used to treat patients with Shingles because neuropathic pain responds well to them. They have  a morphine like action on the body for pain relief but can have some adverse side effects. These include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomitting
  • Drowsiness
  • Itching
  • Constipation
  • Respiratory depression
  • Urinary retention
  • Lower gastrointestinal tract functio
  • Hypoxemia (deficiency in concentration of dissolved oxygen in arterail blood)

~ by pcl4 on August 20, 2008.

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