Inhibition of gastric emptying and drug absorption by narcotic analgesics.

@article{Nimmo1975InhibitionOG,
  title={Inhibition of gastric emptying and drug absorption by narcotic analgesics.},
  author={Walter S. Nimmo and R C Heading and John A Wilson and Peter Tothill and Laurie F Prescott},
  journal={British journal of clinical pharmacology},
  year={1975},
  volume={2 6},
  pages={509-13}
}
The effect of intramuscular pethidine or diamorphine on gastric emptying and the absorption of orally administered paracetamol was assessed in eight normal subjects. 2 Both drugs produced a significant and striking delay in gastric emptying and absorption of paracetamol. 3 It seems inevitable that pethidine and diamorphine will retard the absorption of other orally administered drugs.