Active ingredients: pethidine
What it is used for
Pethidine is indicated for short term (24 to 36 hours) relief of moderate to severe pain. It can be given via the following routes of administration: intramuscular, subcutaneous, slow intravenous bolus injection, intravenous infusion and patient controlled analgesia (PCA). Pethidine is indicated for administration as an anaesthetic adjunct and for obstetric analgesia.
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Subcutaneous
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- Lifetime is 3 Years.
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. They are Schedule 8: Controlled Drug.
- 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. These medicines are Not Scheduled.
- 50x50mg/1mL(E) pack
- 5x50mg/1mL(E) pack
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine may be subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
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.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
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DBL Pethidine Hydrochloride Injection BP (Solution for injection) - myDr.com.au
DBL Pethidine Hydrochloride Injection BP (Solution for injection) - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines
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