equianalgesic


Also found in: Wikipedia.

equianalgesic

 [e-kwe-an″al-je´zik]
approximately equal in ability to relieve pain; said of drugs, doses, or routes of administration. (See accompanying table.)
References in periodicals archive ?
They concluded that equianalgesic dose of tramadol has much less effect on respiratory centre compared to morphine.
The ED visit at which time the patient underwent the CT scan was used as the reference for recording patient characteristics, which included: age, gender, serum creatinine, leukocyte count, cumulative intravenous fluid, cumulative equianalgesic oral morphine dose, total nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) dose (ketorolac), fever (temperature above 38[degrees]C), as well as treatment with medical expulsive therapy and antibiotics.
This process of switching to another opioid, also called opioid rotation, is complicated by the need for utilizing equianalgesic doses and must take into account the possibility of tolerance to the current opioid.
A 30 mg dose of ketorolac is equianalgesic to 10 mg of morphine.
To facilitate data analysis, analgesic agents were converted into equianalgesic doses of morphine (e.
Equianalgesic doses of alternative oral opioids are listed in Table 5.
Its overall analgesic efficacy was comparable to that achieved using equianalgesic doses of morphine or alfentanil [7].
It is supported by the most recent addition of Analgesic Therapeutic Guidelines (16) which states that 150-200 [micro]g of fentanyl and 10 mg morphine are equianalgesic IV doses.
That is, the equianalgesic dose of the new opioid should be calculated via an equianalgesic table such as a mu-agonist dose chart, and, with a few exceptions, an automatic dose reduction of 25%50% should be made, except if the new drug is methadone or transdermal fentanyl.
That is, the equianalgesic dose of the new opioid is calculated via an equianalgesic table such as a mu-agonist dose chart, and an automatic dose reduction of 25%-50% should be made.