PAIN DRUGS HANDBOOK TABLE
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DRUGS (Alphabetical Order)
Appendix 1: World Health Organization
Appendix 2: Drug Tables
Appendix 3: Infusion Tables
Appendix 4: Relative Potencies of
Appendix 5: Relative Potencies of Steroids
Appendix 6: Intravenous PCA
Appendix 7: Patient Controlled Analgesia Flow Sheet
Appendix 8: Relative Potencies of Opioids
Appendix 9: Epidural Analgesia Monitoring Orders
Appendix 10: Pain Rating Scales
Appendix 11: Multiplication Factors for Converting the
Daily Dose of a Prior Opioid to the Daily Dose of Oxycontin
Appendix 12: CPR Algorithms
Appendix 13: Pediatric CPR Algorithms
Appendix 14: Trade Name Table
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Preparation, Pharmacology, Pharmacokinetics
Principal Adverse Reactions
supplemental relief (in combination with opioids) of pain and muscle spasm in fibromyalgia, back, chronic, cancer and neuropathic pain; treatment of hypertension, migraine prophylaxis, treatment of opioid/alcohol withdrawal states; epidural/spinal analgesia; prolongation of duration of action of local anesthetics.
Premedication: PO 0.1-0.3 mg (3-5 mcg/kg)
Antihypertensive: Initial PO 0.05-0.1 mg twice daily (morning and bedtime).
Maintenance PO 0.05-0.2 mg two to four times daily.
Use lower doses in geriatric patients.
Migraine Prophylaxis PO 0.025-0.1 mg 2 or 3 times daily (Children 0.5-2 mcg/kg/day)
Detoxification PO 0.1-0.3 mg 3 or 4 times daily. Titrate to patient response and tolerance.
Hypertensive crisis: IV 0.15-0.3 mg over 5 minutes
Supplementation of Analgesia
PO 0.025-0.1 mg two to four times daily (0.05-0.4 mg/day)
Transdermal 0.1-0.3 mg/24hr. Replace systems every 7 days. Dosage adjustments may be made at weekly intervals. The transdermal system provides reliable delivery of clonidine for 7 days. Therapeutic plasma levels are achieved after 2-3 days. Therapeutic levels persist for about 8 hours following removal of the systems, then decline over several days.
IV bolus 0.1-0.2 mg (2-4 mcg/kg) over 5 minutes
infusion 0.05-0.1 mg/hr (1-2 mcg/kg/hr)
Epidural Analgesia: bolus: 100 -200 mcg [2-4 mcg/kg] Dilute in 10 mls (preservative free) NS. or Local Anesthetic
infusion: 10-40 mcg/hr (0.2-0.8 mcg/kg/hr)
Start infusion (conc. 2 mcg/ml) at 5 mls/hour and titrate to effect.
Epidural Anesthesia: bolus: 200 -500 mcg [4-10 mcg/kg] Dilute in 10 mls (preservative free) NS. or Local Anesthetic
Spinal Analgesia: bolus 15-100 mcg (0.3-2 mcg/kg)
infusion: 2-8 mcg/hr (0.04-0.16 mcg/kg/hr)
or 3 X bolus dose/24 hours
Brachial Plexus Block: Add 25-150 mcg (0.5-3 mcg/kg) clonidine to 40 mls Local Anesthetic.
Peripheral Nerve Block: Dilute clonidine in Local Anesthetic to concentration of 5 mcg/ml. Max dose of 100-150 mcg (0.5-1 mcg/kg) clonidine.
Intravenous Regional: Upper Extremities: 0.5-1 mcg/kg clonidine (Max dose of 100-150 mcg) diluted in 40-50 mls of Lidocaine 0.5% solution.
Lower Extremities: 0.5-1 mcg/kg clonidine (Max dose of 100- 150 mcg) d iluted in 100-120 mls of Lidocaine 0.25% solution.) Do not add Epinephrine for intravenous r regional block. If desired, add fentanyl 50 mcg to enhance the block and/or muscle relaxant (pretreatment doses only) e.g. pancuronium 0.5 mg. This combination may enable the use of lower concentrations of the local anesthetic (e.g. lidocaine 50 mls of 0.25% for upper xtremity block)
Caution: Significant hypotension and sedation may occur at the high dose ranges of clonidine (100-150 mcg). Treat with intravenous fluids.
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