Active ingredients: pethidine
What it is used for
DBL Pethidine Hydrochloride Injection BP is indicated for the short term (24 to 36 hours) management of severe pain for which other treatment options have failed, are contraindicated, not tolerated or are otherwise inappropriate to provide sufficient management of pain. It can be given via the following routes of administration: intramuscular, subcutaneous, slow intravenous bolus injection, intravenous infusion and patient controlled analgesia (PCA).,DBL Pethidine Hydrochloride Injection BP is indicated for administration as an anaesthetic adjunct and for obstetric analgesia.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Subcutaneous. This medicine is injected, usually with a short needle or pen-like device, into the fat just beneath the skin.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Clear colourless solution
Do I need a prescription?
These medicines require authorisation for prescription from your doctor. It is
- 50x50mg/1mL pack
- 5x50mg/1mL pack
We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for these medicines. You can ask your pharmacist. This medicine is
- 50x50mg/1mL(E) pack
- 5x50mg/1mL(E) pack
This medicine contains the active ingredients:
If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient pethidine
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems