Common Drug Doses
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DrugDoseHow Often
Route
Analgesia
 
Paracetamol
0.5 – 1 g
QDS
PO / IV
Ibuprofen (”Brufen”)
400mg
TDS
PO
Diclofenac (”Volterol”)
50mg
BD
PO / PR
Codeine
30 – 60mg
QDS
PO
Morphine
2-10mg
PRN (usually 4’)
IV / IM
Oramorph (10mg/5ml)
2-10mg (↑ if necessary)
PRN (usually 2-4’)
PO
Tramadol
50mg
BD
PO
Anti-emetics
Cyclizine
50mg
TDS
IV / PO
Ondansetron
Strong!
4 – 8mg
TDS
IV / PO
Metoclopramide
Avoid after abdo surgery!
10mg
TDS
IV / IM / PO
Domperidone
10-20mg
TDS/QDS
PO
Laxatives
Laxido / Movicol
Bulk Forming laxative
I – II
BD
PO
Lactulose
Osmotic
15mls
BD
PO
Senna
Stimulant
15mg
OD
PO, nocte

 

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Dr Tom Leach MBChB DCH EMCert(ACEM) currently works as a GP Registrar and an Emergency Department CMO in Australia. He is also a Clinical Associate Lecturer at the Australian National University. After graduating from his medical degree at the University of Manchester in 2011, Tom completed his Foundation Training at Bolton Royal Hospital, before moving to Australia in 2013. He started almostadoctor whilst a third year medical student in 2009. Read full bio

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