Epidural Side-Effects, Treatment of...

Updated January 28, 2013
Author: Pisini

Description: Treatment of Continuous Epidural Narcotic Side-Effects

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Pruritis (Itching):

Pruritis:

A. Nubain (nalbuphine):
   -Bolus: 2.5-5.0 mg IV q 4-6 hours
   -Pedi: 0.05 mg/kg IV

B. Narcan (naloxone) Infusion (below)


Respiratory Depression

Narcan (naloxone):
   -Bolus: 0.04-0.4 mg (titrate)
   -Infusion: mix 1000 mcg/100 ml NS (10 mcg/cc); run at 0.5-5.0 mcg/kg/hr