Anesthesia for Pediatric Surgery - Pharmacotherapy
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Nonopioid pharmacotherapeutic agents can be used as sole or adjuvant therapy for the treatment of pain. Common medications include the following:
- Acetaminophen 10 to 15 mg/kg PO (IV administration is also 10 to 15 mg/kg) and 30 to 45 mg PR. Daily dosing should not exceed 75 mg/kg for children, 60 mg/kg for neonates, and 45 mg/kg for preterm infants.
- Ketorolac given 0.5 mg/kg IV or IM (given q6h). Caution is used in patients less than 2 years old.
- Additional agents include ketamine, gabapentin, dexmedetomidine, clonidine, and magnesium.
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Pino, Richard M., editor. "Anesthesia for Pediatric Surgery - Pharmacotherapy." Clinical Anesthesia Procedures, 9th ed., Wolters Kluwer, 2019. Anesthesia Central, anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728481/all/Anesthesia_for_Pediatric_Surgery___Pharmacotherapy.
Anesthesia for Pediatric Surgery - Pharmacotherapy. In: Pino RM, ed. Clinical Anesthesia Procedures. 9th ed. Wolters Kluwer; 2019. https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728481/all/Anesthesia_for_Pediatric_Surgery___Pharmacotherapy. Accessed April 20, 2019.
Anesthesia for Pediatric Surgery - Pharmacotherapy. (2019). In Pino, R. M. (Ed.), Clinical Anesthesia Procedures. Available from https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728481/all/Anesthesia_for_Pediatric_Surgery___Pharmacotherapy
Anesthesia for Pediatric Surgery - Pharmacotherapy [Internet]. In: Pino RM, editors. Clinical Anesthesia Procedures. Wolters Kluwer; 2019. [cited 2019 April 20]. Available from: https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728481/all/Anesthesia_for_Pediatric_Surgery___Pharmacotherapy.
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