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Evaluation of rational use of meperidine for acute pancreatitis in one medical center

  • At: 2014 FIP Congress in Bangkok (Thailand)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: CHANG, Yi-Tung (Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Department of pharmacy, Taichung, China Taiwan)
  • Co-author(s): Lee, Chien-Ying (Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung, China Taiwan)
  • Abstract:

    Background: The medication selection for severe pain of acute pancreatitis usually is meperidine. Meperidine has a half-life of approximately 2-4 hours, its active metabolite normeperidine, half-life is 15 to 30 hours. Long-term use use of meperidine may increase the risk of toxicity from the accumulation of the meperidine metabolite. Meperidine..

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Last update 4 October 2019

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