In the last years, the use of pethidine (meperidine hydrochloride) has been assessed by different authors. The anticholinergic activity of this agent, the long half-life of its active metabolite as well as the better knowledge of the pharmacological action, prompted a change both in the recommendation for the clinical use of this compound and in the understanding and treatment of its toxicity. Currently, it is considered a second-line analgesic in the emergency department setting.
|Journal||Puesta al Dia en Urgencias, Emergencias y Catastrofes|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2004|
- Emergency Department