Common Drug Doses

Original article by Tom Leach | Last updated on 11/5/2014
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Drug

Dose

How Often

Route

Analgesia

 
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!
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
PO, nocte