analgesia

  • Pharmacology

    Exparel

    Liposomal bupivacaine (Exparel) is a local anesthetic touted for the long duration of its activity. Molecules of bupivacaine are encapsulated…

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  • Pharmacology

    Celecoxib

    Celecoxib (Celebrex) is an oral, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). This class of medications typically inhibits two major isozymes: COX-1 (responsible…

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  • Pharmacology

    Fentanyl

    Fentanyl (Sublimaze) is the most common synthetic narcotic I administer in the OR and the ICU. It is ~100x more…

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  • Pharmacology

    Ketorolac

    Ketorolac (Toradol) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) I use as an analgesic adjunct in the OR and ICU. In…

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  • Pharmacology

    Ketamine

    Ketamine (Ketalar) is my FAVORITE medication in perioperative and critical care medicine! It’s a unique dissociative amnestic, an almost complete anesthetic…

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  • Pharmacology

    IV Acetaminophen

    Intravenous (IV) acetaminophen (Ofirmev) is a prime example of how multimodal analgesia can be augmented in the perioperative and ICU…

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