Drug Class: Opioid Analgesics

Tramadol / Paracetamol

TRADE NAMES OF TRAMADOL / PARACETAMOL AVAILABLE IN KENYA Dolafree-P®, Galaxy Pharmaceutical Ltd Febrex TM®, Indoco Remedies Limited Strom P®, Lincoln Pharmaceuticals Ltd Tramacet®, Janssen Pharmaceutica pty Ltd Tramacetal®, Catchet Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd Trap®, Cadila Healthcare Limited Ultramol®, Pharmaken Ltd Zamadol P®, Macleods Pharmaceuticals Limited MODE OF ACTION The mechanism of action for Tramadol is …

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Pethidine

Brands of Pethidine in Kenya Pethidine, Macarthys Laboratories Ltd T/a Martindale Pharmaceuticals Pethidine HCl Fresenius PF, Fresenius Kabi Manufacturing SA (Pty) Limited INDICATIONS: Relief of moderate to severe pain. Premedication. Obstetric analgesia. Enhancement of analgesia DOSAGE Adults. For moderate or severe pain. Normal single dose (usually not to be repeated more often than 4 hourly) …

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Fentanyl

BRANDS OF FENTANYL IN KENYA Durogesic®, Janssen Pharmaceutica pty Ltd Fentavera®, Acino Pharma AG Fentanyl®, Martindale Pharmaceuticals Trofentyl®, Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Limited Verfen®, Verve Human Care Laboratories MODE OF ACTION Fentanyl is a potent µ-opioid analgesic with rapid onset of analgesia and short duration of action. Fentanyl is approximately 100-fold more potent than morphine as an …

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Alfentanil

Brands/Trade Names of Alfentanil in Kenya: No brands available Mode of Action Alfentanil is a synthetic short-acting opioid with analgesic and local anesthesia enhancing activity. Alfentanil primarily binds to mu-opioid receptor, a G-protein-coupled receptor, thereby mimicking the actions of morphine, the prototypical mu receptor agonist. INDICATIONS In adults, as an opioid analgesic supplement for use …

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Codeine Phosphate

Brands of Codeine in Kenya: Codeine Phosphate, Cosmos Limited INDICATIONS Codeine is indicated in adults for the relief of an unproductive dry cough. Codeine sulfate tablets are indicated for the management of mild to moderate pain, where treatment with an opioid is appropriate and for which alternative treatments are inadequate. Diarrhea Limitations of Use Because …

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Dihydrocodeine

Brands of Dihydrocodeine in Kenya DF118, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical Kenya Limited DHC 30, Cosmos Limited DIHYDROCODEINE MODE OF ACTION Dihydrocodeine is a semi-synthetic narcotic analgesic with a potency between morphine and codeine. It acts on opioid receptors, in the brain to reduce the patient’s perception of pain and improve the psychological reaction to pain by reducing …

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Methadone

Brands of Methadone Available in Kenya   Methadone Martindale Pharma , Martindale Pharmaceuticals   MODE OF ACTION Methadone hydrochloride is a μ agonist; a synthetic opioid analgesic with multiple actions qualitatively similar to those of morphine, the most prominent of which involve the central nervous system and organs composed of smooth muscle. The principal therapeutic …

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Morphine

BRANDS / TRADE NAMES OF MORPHINE IN KENYA Morphine Sulphate Injection, Macarthys Laboratories Ltd T/a Martindale Pharmaceuticals Morphine Sulphate Fresenius PF , Fresenius Kabi Manufacturing SA (Pty) Limited MST Continus , Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited Vermor , Verve Human Care Laboratories Zomorph ,Ethypharm Morphine is a pain medication of the opiate family which is found naturally …

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Tramadol

BRANDS / TRADE NAMES OF TRAMADOL IN KENYA Amadol, ADWIA Anadol ,Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cipadol, Cipla Ltd Dolafree, Galaxy Pharmaceutical Limited Dolonil , The ACME Laboratories Ltd Domadol , Unichem Laboratories Ltd. E-Dol, Sakar Healthcare Ltd. Essmadol, Essar K Ltd Kridol, Krishna Chemists Ltd Metadol , National Pharmacy Ltd Ramgic , MSN Laboratories Private Limited …

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