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Preoperative dextromethorphan reduces intraoperative but not postoperative morphine requirements after laparotomy.

Authors
  • Grace, R F
  • Power, I
  • Umedaly, H
  • Zammit, A
  • Mersiades, M
  • Cousins, M J
  • Mather, L E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Anesthesia & Analgesia
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Anesthesia & Analgesia
Publication Date
Nov 01, 1998
Volume
87
Issue
5
Pages
1135–1138
Identifiers
PMID: 9806696
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Patients given dextromethorphan before surgery had significantly reduced intraoperative morphine requirements. However, postoperative morphine requirements were unaltered. Dextromethorphan may need to be continued postoperatively to improve postoperative analgesia.

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