Prophylactic intravenous ondansetron reduces the incidence of intrathecal morphine-induced pruritus in patients undergoing cesarean delivery.

@article{Yeh2000ProphylacticIO,
  title={Prophylactic intravenous ondansetron reduces the incidence of intrathecal morphine-induced pruritus in patients undergoing cesarean delivery.},
  author={H M Yeh and L K Chen and Cheng-Wei Lin and Zhi-Fu Wu and Yun Ping Chen and Chih-Ming Lin and Wei Zen Sun and Mark J Wang and Shen kou Tsai},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2000},
  volume={91 1},
  pages={172-5}
}
UNLABELLED Pruritus is a common side effect of intrathecal morphine injection for postoperative pain control. Its incidence is especially high in patients undergoing cesarean delivery. We investigated the effectiveness of ondansetron in preventing intrathecal morphine-induced pruritus in such patients. We included 60 consecutive nonbreastfeeding women who were scheduled for elective cesarean delivery. After the administration of spinal anesthesia with bupivacaine and intrathecal morphine 0.15… CONTINUE READING

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