Chapter 12. Prevention and Treatment of Side-effects of Neuraxial Opioids

  1. Stephen H. Halpern1 and
  2. M. Joanne Douglas2
  1. Niall L. Purdie and
  2. Martin van der Vyver

Published Online: 12 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988343.ch12

Evidence-based Obstetric Anesthesia

Evidence-based Obstetric Anesthesia

How to Cite

Purdie, N. L. and van der Vyver, M. (2005) Prevention and Treatment of Side-effects of Neuraxial Opioids, in Evidence-based Obstetric Anesthesia (eds S. H. Halpern and M. J. Douglas), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470988343.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Director of Obstetrical Anaesthesia, Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  2. 2

    Clinical Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, University of British Columbia and British Columbia's Women's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727917348

Online ISBN: 9780470988343



  • neuraxial opioids;
  • opioid antagonists;
  • postoperative nausea and vomiting;
  • droperidol;
  • opioid agonist-antagonists


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Methods

  • Results

  • Treatment of pruritus

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Discussion

  • Conclusions