Article Text

PDF
Intranasal alfentanil for acute pain in children
  1. J Brenchley,
  2. S Ramlakhan
  1. Emergency Department, Barnsley District General Hospital, UK; jane.brenchley@bhnft.nhs.uk

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Traditionally, the intranasal analgesic drug of choice in children has been diamorphine. Prompted by the Department of Health bulletin in December 2004,1 warning of an impending shortage of diamorphine, we sought a viable alternative intranasal drug for providing analgesia for children with acute pain.

    Alfentanil has a favourable pharmacokinetic profile for nasal administration with maximal plasma concentrations at 9 minutes and …

    View Full Text

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.