A comparison of the eYcacy and safety of morphine and pethidine as analgesia for suspected renal colic in the emergency setting

Abstract

Objectives—The aim of this study was to compare morphine and pethidine in patients with clinically suspected renal colic with regard to analgesic eYcacy, patient satisfaction and side eVects. Methods—Double blinded, randomised controlled trial. Results—There was no significant diVerence between morphine and pethidine with respect to any of the parameters measured. Conclusion—Because of the well known adverse eVects that may be associated with pethidine use, the authors recommend that morphine should be the preferred agent in suspected renal colic, when an opioid analgesic is to be used. (J Accid Emerg Med 2000;17:261–264)

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@inproceedings{OConnor2000ACO, title={A comparison of the eYcacy and safety of morphine and pethidine as analgesia for suspected renal colic in the emergency setting}, author={Alan O’Connor and Stephan Alexander Schug and H. M. E. Cardwell}, year={2000} }