IMPORTANT MEDS

Pain Medication

Drug Name

Dosage

Ansaid

50-100 mg tid (50,100)

Codeine

15-60 mg q4-6h PO/SQ/IM (15,30,60)

Daypro

600 mg 1-2 tabs/d

Dilaudid (hydromorphone)

2-4 mg q4-6h; (tab 2,4,8 mg; supp 3; Solu 5mg/5ml; Inj. 10 mg /ml)

Duragesic

1 patch q3-d (patches 12.5, 25, 50, 75, 100 mcg/hr)

Feldene

Up to 20 mg qd (10,20)

Fioricet (butal + Tylenol + caf)

50/325/40 mg: 1-2 tabs q4h

Fiorinal (Butal + Aspirin + caf)

50/325/40 mg 1-2 tabs q4h

Indocin

25-50 mg tid or SR: 75 mg qd/bid

Lodine

200-400 mg tid/qid (200,300,400,500,600) 1000/d

Lorcet (hydrocodone/Tyl 5/500)

1-2 q4-6h

Lortab (hydrocodone/ Tylenol)

5, 7.5, 10 / 325, 500, 750 = 1-2 tab Or Elixir 7.5/325,500/15 ml

Methadone (Dolophine)

Develop a protocol & follow PO / IM / SC q4h (tabs 5, 10, 40 mg) cumulative effect, read more before using

Motrin

200-800 mg PO qid [200, 300, 400, 600, 800]

15, 30, 60, 100, 120 mg q8-12hrs; Morphine Elixir 10-30mg PO q4h short act (10, 20,100 mg/5ml)

Narcan

0.01 mg / kg IV / IM / SC / ET; opiod antagonist, avoid in hospice, dilute the dose in 10 ml, use 1/10 of the dose & stop as soon as it is effective

Naproxen

250-mg PO q4-6 hrs, 500 mg bid (250, 275, 375, 500, 550)

Orudis

50-75 mg PO tid. (12. 5, 25, 50, 75) (Oruvail): 200 mg PO qd. [200]

tab 5, 7.5, 15, 30 mg, 5-15 mg PO

q4-6 hrs PRN; oral solution 5 mg/ 5 ml; concentrate 20mg / ml

Oxycontin

1 tab PO q12h (10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 60, 80 mg)

Percocet (oxycodone+Tylenol)

tab 2.5/325; 5/325;7.5/500;10/650 mg; 5/325mg/5 ml q6 hrs PRN

Percodan (oxycodone 5mg+ASA 325)

1tab PO q6h PRN

Pyridium

Dysuria 200 mg po tid x 2d 100,200 mg

Relafen

500-750 mg bid

Salsalate (Disalcid)

500-750 mg po bid / tid

Soma

350 / 250 mg 1 – 2 tabs PO tid & hs

Toradol (Ketorolac)

10 mg tab PO q4-6h (10) not > 40mg/day not > 5 days; 15-30 mg I/M, I/V (120 mg/d)

Trilisate

1 tab PO q4-8h (tab 500, 750, 1000, liq 500 /5 ml)

Tylenol tab

325, 500, 650 mg po q4h 160-500mg/ 5 ml

Tylenol w / codeine #2; 3; 4

1-2 tabs PO q4h
(most common #3 = 30 mg)

Tylox (oxycodone +Tylenol)

2.5/325; 5/325; 7.5/500; 0/650 mg 1tab PO q6h PRN

Ultram

50-100 mg po q6h max 400 mg/day (50 mg; ER 100-200-300 mg)

Vicodin

5/500; 10/325; 5/325; 10/500; 7.5/325 mg1-2 q4-6h, or ES 7.5/750: 1q4-6h
(elixir 7.5/325-500 /15 ml)

Voltaren

50 mg tid/aid; 75 mg bid; XR: 100 mg PO qd. [100]

Lidocaine = Xylocaine= Viscous Lidocaine 2% Oral Solution

15ml po q3h; ointment 5%; sol 2-4%

Muscle Relaxant

Drug Name

Dosage

Baclofen

(10, 20) 5-10 mg PO TID max 80 mg/day

Ditropan

5,10 XL / d; short act: tab 5 mg or (5mg/5ml)

Flexeril

(10) start 10 mg PO tid max 60 mg/ day

Robaxin

(500,750)1000 – 1500 mg PO qid

Soma

250-350mg PO tid/qid

Urispas

(100) 100-200 mg PO qid (dysuria)

Valium

(2, 5, 10) 2-10 mg PO tid/qid; for seizures

Valium

5-10 mg slow IV push, 10 mg suppository, Diastat rectal

GastroIntestinal

Drug Name

Dosage

Axid

150-300 mg PO qhs

Atropine

0.4 mg tab q 4-6 hrs PRN (sialorrhea, GI spasm)

Carafate

1 g PO ac & HS

Colace

100mg bid; tab 50,100,250; liq. available

Citrucel

1 tablespoon in water 1-3 times/d

Cytotec

200 g PO qid

Doc (Surfak)

240 mg PO qd. [50,240]

Dulcolax

10 mg PO/PR prn (5, supp 10)

Fleet Enema

1 enema PR prn; avoid in feeble pt

GI Cocktail Mixture

Mylanta 15 ml Lidocaine 15 ml Donnatal 5 ml PO one dose

Glycerin

suppository 1 rectal prn

Inapsine

2. 5-5mgIMq3-6h vomiting, short term 8 Lactulose 30-45 ml PO up to 1-3/d or 300 ml retention enema, gas, GI-SE

Levsin

0.125-0.25 mg PO/SL qid
Levsinex long acting: 0.375 mg PO q12h

Librax

1 tab PO qid

Magnesium Citrate

Up to 300 ml PO.

Milk of Magnesia

5-15 ml Poqid (400 mg/5ml)

Mylanta (Alum & Mag)

1 tab or 15-30 ml PO qid

Pancreatin

1-2 tabs PO with meals

Pepcid

20-40 mg PO qhs

Peri-Colace

1-2 tabs PO hs,

Prevacid

15-30 mg qd (15,30)

Prilosec

20-40mg qd

Senokot

10-15 ml PO hs, 1-2 tab q 6 hrs

Sorbitol

Up to 50 ml po qd for constipation

Tagamet

400-800 mg PO qhs; liquid avail Zantac: 150 mg PO bid or 300 qhs

Zinc

So 4

Antibiotics

Drug Name

Dosage

Amoxicillin

250 – 500 mg PO tid

Ampicillin

250 – 500 mg PO qid

Augmentin

500 – 875 mg PO bid

Biaxin

250 – 500 mg PO bid

Bactrim, Septra DS

1 tab PO bid

Ceclor

250 – 500 mg PO tid

Cipro

250 – 750 mg PO bid (250,500,750)

Cleocin

2% vaginal cream qhs x 7 d

Diflucan for Candida

100 – 200 mg po qd

Erythromycin Base

250 – 500 mg PO qid

Erythromycin (EES)

400 mg PO qid

Flagyl

1g then 500 mg q6h 250–750 mg PO tid (250,500)

Floxin

200-400mg PO q12h (200,400)

Flumadine: fluA

100mg PO bid x 5d (tab/syp)

Keflex

250 – 500 mg PO qid

Ketoconazole

200 – 400 mg po qd (200) hepatotoxic

Macrodatin

50 – 100 mg qid

MetroGel-Vaginal

0.75% gel bid x 5 days

Monistat

Vag 2% cream qhs 7d or 100mg suppository qhs 7 days (supp 100, 200)

Mycelex

1% cream bid, or supp 100 mg qhs x 7d

Mycelex

Oral troches 5 times/day x 14 days

Nystatin

1 supp qhs for 14d (100,000 U)

Nystatin

4-6 ml swish & swallow qid (100,000 u)
8 Penicillin V (Pen-VK), 250, 500 mg PO qid

Tetracycline

250 – 500 mg PO qid

Vibramycin

200 mg load, then 50-100 bid

Zithromax

500 mg load, 250 mg Po qd x 5d

Zovirax

400 mg PO tid x 7d;
For Zoster: 800 mg PO 5x/day x 10days

Psych

Drug Name

Dosage

Ambien

5-10 mg PO hs (5, 10)

Ativan

0.5-2 mg IV/IM/PO q6h (0. 5, 1, 2)

Atarax, Vistaril

10-25 qid(tab/susp 10,25 mg/5ml)

Benadryl

25-50 mg IV/IM/PO q6h

BuSpar

5-20 MG PO tid (5, 10, 15, 30)

Chloral Hydrate

10-50mg/kg tab 250,500; syrup 250 & 500 mg/5ml; suppository 324,500

Cylert

37. 5 mg q am, [18.75, 37.5, 75]

Dalmane

15-30 mg PO qhs. 90 hrs HL (15, 30)

DDAVP

150-300ug nasal;â bleeding for 3 d

Desyerl

50 300mg qhs. [50,100,150,300]

Dexedrine

5-10 mg PO qam/bid. [Tabs 5, 10 elixir 5mg/5ml]. LA10-15 mg qam (5, 10, 15)

Doxepin = Sinequan

150-300 mg/day (tabs 10, 25, 50, 75,100; liquid 10 mg/ml)

Effexor

37. 5qam up to 200 mg / d [37, 5, 75,]

10-75 mg qhs150-300 mg/day; available 10, 25, 50, 100 mg

Famvir

for Zoster-500 mg PO tid x7 d

Haldol

1-5 mg PO tid, 6-20 mg/day. (Tabs 0. 5, 1, 2, 5, 10; liquid 2mg/ml

Klonopin

0. 5 mg Poqd/tid, max 20/day. [0. 5, 1, 2,]

Librium

5-25 mg PO tid. [5, 10, 25]

Limbitrol

5/12.5, 10/25): 1 PO tid/qid.

Mellaril

50-100 mg POtid, max 800mg/d

Norpramin

50-300 mg/d (10, 25, 50, 75,100,150)

Pentobarbital

30-120 mg PO/IV/IM/PR tid/qid. (Tabs 50, 100, supp 30, 60,120,200)

Prolixin

1-2 mg PO tid-qid.

Prozac

20-40 mg/d (tab10, 20, liq 20 mg/5 ml)

Paxil

20-40 mg/day (10, 20, 30)

Remeron

15 mg PO1/2 qhs; 15-45 mg/ day(15,30) sleepy with lower dosage

Restoril

15-30 mg PO q hs (15, 30)

 

Risperdal

0.25 mg bid , total 4-8 mg/day (0.25, 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4)

Ritalin

5-10 mg PO bid [5, 10, and 20] not past 4 pm

Romazicon

0.2 mg IV over 20sec; 1 mg total

Symmetrel

Flu 100mg PO bid x 5 d

Thorazine

10-50 mg PO/IM bid/tid, 800 mg/d. (tabs 10, 25, 50,100; supp 25; syrup 10 mg/5ml)

Tofranil

10-300 mg hs (10, 25, 50)

Tranxene

7. 5-15 mg bid. (3.75, 7. 5) long HL

Triavil

2/10, 2/25/ 4/10,4/25, 4/50: 1 tab po tid/qid

Valtrex

Herpes 500 mg PO bid x 5d 1,000mg PO tid x 7d for Zoster (500mg)

Conscious sedation: 1mg IV slowly q2-3 8

0.25-0.5 mg tid. (0.25, 0. 5, 1, 2) no > than 4 mg/d for anxiety

Zoloft

50 – 200 mg/day (25,50,100)

Neurology

Drug Name

Dosage

Antivert

25 mg PO q6h prn. [12.5, 25, 50]

Artane

2 mg/day, total 15 mg/day

Cogentin

1-2 mg IM/PO bid (0.5, 1, and 2)

Depakote

250-500 mg tid (125,250,500)

Dilantin

1000 mg IV 50 mg /min. 300 mg PO qd 8 Tegretol: 200-600 mg PO bid (tabs 100,200)

Klonopin

0.5 mg PO tid, total 20/day (0.5,1, 2)

Lamictal

25 mg PO qd x 14d, then 150-250 bid

Midrin

2 tabs stat 1 per hour up to 5 per/d

Mestinon

60-120 mg PO tid; LA 180 mg bid

Methylprednisolone

spinal cord injury =30 mg/kg bolus followed by 5.4 mg/kg/h IV

Mysoline

100-125 mg qid (50,250; liq 250 mg/ 5ml]

Neurontin

300-600 mg PO tid, max 4800 mg/ day (100,300,400,600,800)

60 mg PO tid(tab15,16,30,60; suspension 20 mg/5ml]

Sansert

4-8 mg PO qd

Sinemet

1 tab PO tid [25/100, 25/250]

Symmetrel

100 mgbid (tab 100, syrup 50 mg/ 5ml)

Cardiovascular

Drug Name

Dosage

Altace

2.5 mg qd, max20 mg/day (1.25, 2.5, 5, 10)

Cozaar

25mg PO qd, total 100 mg/day (25, 50)

Cardura

1mg po qd, total 16 mg/day. (1, 2, 4, 8)

Catapres

0.1 mg PO bid, max 2.4 same as patch

Catapres TTS

1 patch q wk (0.1, 0.2, 0.3 mg/day)

Digoxin = Lanoxin

0.125-po qd. tab0.125, 0.25; elix

Dyazid

37.5/25 1 qam or 1 am+noon

Hytrin

1 mg po qhs, total 20 mg/d (1, 2, 5, 10)

Hyzaar = Losartan

HCTZ 50/12.5: 1 tab po am

Maxzide

HCTZ / triam 37.5/25 1 tab po am

Moduretic

(HCTZ / amil 50/5): 1-2 tabs po am

Vasotec

1.25 mg IV q6h; 5mg POqd,max 40 mg

Zestril

10mg qd, max 40mg/day (2. 5, 5, 10, 20, 40)

Hematology

Drug Name

Dosage

Coumadin

2–10mg PO qd (1, 2, 2.5, 5, 7.5, 10)

Heparin

DVT prophylax: 5000 Units SC q8-12hr

Lovenox

30mg SC q12h

Procrit = Epogen

1 inj IV/SC 3 times/wk

Trental

400 mg PO tid (400)

Eye

Drug Name

Dosage

Artificial Tears

1 drop prn

Atropine

1 drop qid-buccal a secretions (0.5,1,2%)

Bacitracin

Ointment qid

Chloamphenicol

0.5% – 1% ointment qid

Cortisporin Ointment

1 drop bid-tid

Decadron Ointment

0.05% bid or 1 drop 0.1% q1-6h Erythromycin 0.5 ointment qid

Gentamicin

0.3% ointment qid 0.3% drops q 6h

Neosporin Ointment

Qid; 1 drop qid better than lactulose, no absorption

Vidarabine

0.5 inch ointment 5x/day (3%)

Voltaren Eye Drops

1 drop qid

Respiratory

Drug Name

Dosage

Alupent

2-3 puffs 3-4h Tab 10,20 Syrup 10mg/5ml

Atrovent

2-3 puffs or 1 vial nebulizer qid

Azmacort

2 puffs tid/qid

Brethine

0.25 mg SC
2 puffs q4-6h 5mg mg PO tid

Intal

2-4 puffs qid

Serevent

2 puffs bid

Theo-24

100-400 mg PO qd Theo-Dur bid

Vanderbilt

2-4 puffs bid-qid

Ventolin

2 puffs q 4-6 hours; 2-4 tabs