Nefopam is a non-opioid analgesic and though it acts centrally, its mechanism is not defined. It also exerts antimuscarinic and sympathomimetic actions.
Acuten IM/IV Injection 20 mg/ml
Adults: Dosage may range from 30 to 90 mg three times daily depending on response. The recommended starting dosage is 2 tablets three times daily.
Elderly: Elderly patients may require reduced dosage due to slower metabolism. It is strongly recommended that the starting dose does not exceed 1 tablet 3 times daily.
Adult: 20 mg by IM injection, repeated every 6 hours if necessary. It also be given by slow IV injection in similar dose.
Children: Not recommended for children under the age of 12 years.