Prophylactic metoclopramide for opioid induced nausea and vomiting following treatment of acute pain in the prehospital setting Academic Article uri icon


  • Opioids are highly effective analgesics often administered for the emergency treatment of acute pain. When administered for acute pain, analgesics aide in patient management by improving tolerance of, and compliance with, therapeutic manoeuvres such as extrications from car wreckage, administration of oxygen, and application of splints. Prophylactic administration of metoclopramide for patients receiving opioid pain relief may reduce the incidence of nausea and vomiting in the ambulance.

publication date

  • January 1, 2004