Posted by: theresa | 2009/01/19

omnopon a painkiller

why do hospitals still use omnopon for pain after surgery when the side effects can be fatal. How do I make sure that I am not given this deadly drug should i unfortunately land up in hospital.

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If you are concious when admitted to hospital ask for this to be clearly marked on your patient file. However, if your are in, say a car accident, and you're not concious your best bet would be a medic-alert bracelet.

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Posted by: sharon | 2015/05/28

Just had 75 percent of my liver removed due to cancer. Thank the Gods for Dr Joseph @ Donald Gordon, and his use of omnipon. Without this pain control, I'm not sure I'd be able to function!

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2014/06/25

given in the correct dosage by appropriately trained professionals this is a safe and effective drug. I find the original question interesting because of the use of the word 'deadly'--maybe this questioner has another agenda? Why would anyone not want effective pain relief?

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2014/02/20

All drugs are potentially deadly, even Panado if overdosed. Omnopon is reasonably safe and we have been using it for years without problems.

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