Epidural morphine as postoperative analgesic following cesarean section under epidural analgesia
Kanto, J.; Erkkola, R.; Aaltonen, L.; Aärimaa, L.
International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology Therapy and Toxicology 23(1): 43-44
ISSN/ISBN: 0174-4879 PMID: 3988391 Accession: 005377542
Low dosage epidural morphine (4 mg) provided adequate postoperative pain relief in patients undergoing elective cesarean section under epidural analgesia. In the control group (n = 11), all but one patient needed opiates postoperatively, but 9 patients out of the 11 receiving epidural morphine needed only mild analgesics or no analgesics at all, postoperatively. Slight nausea and facial itching were the most common unwanted effects in the epidural morphine group. Low dosage epidural morphine is a useful tool in postoperative pain treatment following cesarean section.