The use of ondansetron to treat pruritus associated with intrathecal morphine in two paediatric patients

Arai, L.; Stayer, S.; Schwartz, R.; Dorsey, A.

Paediatric Anaesthesia 6(4): 337-339

1996


ISSN/ISBN: 1155-5645
PMID: 8827751
DOI: 10.1111/j.1460-9592.1996.tb00460.x
Accession: 047756648

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Abstract
Intrathecal morphine is an effective technique for providing postoperative analgesia after major surgical procedures in children. Pruritus is a common side effect associated with intrathecal morphine. We report two patients who experienced significant pruritus associated with intrathecal morphine administration and were successfully treated with ondansetron. Ondansetron appears to be a beneficial and safe method of relieving pruritus associated with intrathecal morphine.

The use of ondansetron to treat pruritus associated with intrathecal morphine in two paediatric patients