Palliative

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Commonly Used Meds

  • Anxiety / Delerium / Agitation
Haloperidol / Risperidone - 0.5 - 1mg SL / PR q4 PRN Agitation / Nausea / Delerium
Lorazepam 0.5 - 1mg SL / PR q4 PRN Anxiety


  • Breathlessness / Pain
Morphine / Oxycodone (20mg / mL) 5 to 10mg SL q3 PRN SOB


  • Fever
Acetaminophen 650mg PO / PR q4 PRN Fever


  • Secretions
Hyocyamine 0.125 SL q6 PRN secretions
Atropine 1% ophth 2-3gtt SL q6 PRN secretions
Scopolamine 1-2 1.5mg patches transdermally q72


  • Constipation
Magnesium Hydroxide 30-60mL PO qHS
Lactulose 15-30mL PO qfew
PEG / Miralax 17g in water PO qday
Senna 1-2 tabs PO q4
Docusate 1-2 tabs PO BID
References

AAFP - End of Life Care, Accessed 3/2017

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