R

Morphinan

R= OH (-) Levorphanol oral = 2 mg R= OCH3 (+) Dextromethorphan

conj = glucuronide or sulfate

Figure 24.8 • Metabolism of morphine and codeine.

conj = glucuronide or sulfate

Figure 24.8 • Metabolism of morphine and codeine.

sulfate salt is formed for both oral, IV, and suppository use. The usual starting parenteral dose of morphine in adults is 2.5 to 5 mg q 4 hours. Morphine is available for oral use both as an immediate release and sustained release formulation. The immediate release preparations are dosed q 4 hours, and the sustained release formulations are dosed q 12 to q 24 hours depending on the formulation.

Was this article helpful?

0 0
How To Reduce Acne Scarring

How To Reduce Acne Scarring

Acne is a name that is famous in its own right, but for all of the wrong reasons. Most teenagers know, and dread, the very word, as it so prevalently wrecks havoc on their faces throughout their adolescent years.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment