Enteral methadone to expedite fentanyl discontinuation and prevent opioid abstinence syndrome in the PICU.

@article{Lugo2001EnteralMT,
  title={Enteral methadone to expedite fentanyl discontinuation and prevent opioid abstinence syndrome in the PICU.},
  author={Ralph A. Lugo and Robert E Maclaren and Jared Cash and Charles G Pribble and Donald D Vernon},
  journal={Pharmacotherapy},
  year={2001},
  volume={21 12},
  pages={1566-73}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine if enterally administered methadone can facilitate fentanyl discontinuation and prevent withdrawal in children at high risk for opioid abstinence syndrome. DESIGN Retrospective analysis. SETTING Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) in a tertiary care children's hospital. PATIENTS Twenty-two children (aged 6.1 +/- 5.4 yrs… CONTINUE READING