Information about Pethidine

Pethidine Uses

Pethidine is used for moderate to severe pain.

How Pethidine works

Pethidine is an opioid analgesic (pain reliever) which works by blocking transmission of pain signals to the brain to lower pain perception.

Common side effects of Pethidine

Sleepiness, Vomiting, Headache, Dizziness, Nausea, Constipation
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Available Medicine for Pethidine

PethitroyTroikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd
4491 variant(s)
VerpatVerve Healthcare Ltd
541 variant(s)

Expert advice for Pethidine

  • Use Pethidine as instructed by your doctor. Never take in greater amounts or more often than prescribed.
  • It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Pethidine, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • Store opioid pain relievers in a safe place and out of reach of others.

Frequently asked questions for Pethidine

Pethidine

Q. Is there anything I need to be careful about while on therapy with Pethidine?

Pethidine may cause drowsiness and dizziness, especially in the beginning of the treatment. Do not drive or work with tools or machinery if your alertness is affected. It is not advisable to drink alcohol during treatment with this medicine as it might increase sleepiness.

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