Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Intranasal diamorphine in adults
  1. B Dooris,
  2. Cilla Reid,
  3. D Gaunt
  1. Accident and Emergency, Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 4AB, UK

    Statistics from

    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.

    Editor,—We would like to describe a patient who benefited from intranasal diamorphine administration. This route has become an acceptable way of providing analgesia for children in severe pain. We believe it is also an acceptable and potentially important route for adults. It is rapidly absorbed from the venous plexi of the nasal mucosa and provides less variable pain relief than rectal or oral routes. Its aqueous solubility allows the use of small …

    View Full Text