The use of Penthrox (methoxyflurane) in trauma patients

Sevillano-Barbero, Manuel and Ruddy, Claire (2019) The use of Penthrox (methoxyflurane) in trauma patients. Journal of Prescribing Practice, 1 (9). pp. 454-457. ISSN 2631-8393

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Penthrox (methoxyflurane) is an inhaled analgesic. It is a non-invasive, lightweight, portable handheld inhaler indicated for the emergency relief of moderate-to-severe pain in conscious adult patients with trauma. It is becoming very popular in the pre-hospital setting and in the emergency department and has been proven to reduce acute pain within 6–10 inhalations. One 3 ml bottle will provide effective analgesic relief for up to 30 minutes (continuous use) or 1 hour (intermittent use). With very few drug interactions and a short half-life, it is the ideal analgesic for conscious patients. However, it is not recommended to use regularly and should not replace a good analgesic approach.

Item Type: Journal Article
Faculty: Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2019 16:08
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 16:07

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