Medication recommendations in liquid, tablet, or suppository formulations, including dosing and prescription quantities.

Indication: pain or fever

Formulation: 650 mg rectal suppository

Dosing: as needed every 4-6 hours

Quantity: 16 suppositories

Notes: 4-day supply; expect most will have tabs in house already

Indication: Secretions

Formulation: 1% solution PO/SL

Dosing: 1-2 drops every 4-6 hours as needed

Quantity: 5mL

Indication: Constipation

Formulation: 10mg suppository

Dosing: As needed

Quantity: 6 suppositories

Notes: 3-day supply

Indication: Confusion, agitation, nausea

Liquid: 2mg/mL concentrate PO/SL

  • Dosing: 0.5mg-1mg every 4-6 hours as needed; can be titrated to more frequent dosing
  • Quantity: 30mL
  • This is a 10-day supply of 1mg (0.5cc) q4

Tablet: 1mg tablet can be given PO or rectally

  • Dosing: 0.5mg-1mg every 4-6 hours as needed; can be titrated to more frequent dosing
  • Quantity: 60 tablets
  • This is a 10-day supply of 1mg q4

Indication: Pain, dyspnea (Note: oxygen may provide relief for shortness of breath and can be used if available)

Formulation: Hydromorphone IR tablet 2mg - PO or rectally

Dosing: Hydromorphone 2mg-4mg PO q2 PRN

Quantity: 50 tablets

Notes: This is a 10-day supply

Indication: Anxiety, insomnia, nausea

Liquid: 2mg/mL concentrate PO/SL

  • Dosing: 0.5mg-1mg every 4 hours as needed
  • Quantity: 30mL
  • This is a 10-day supply of 1mg (0.5cc) q4

Tablet: 1mg tablet can be given PO or rectally

  • Dosing: 0.5mg-1mg every 4 hours as needed
  • Quantity: 60 tablets
  • This is a 10-day supply of 1mg q4

Indication: pain, dyspnea (Note: oxygen may provide relief for shortness of breath and can be used if available)

Liquid: morphine 20mg/mL concentrate PO

  • Dosing: 2.5mg-5mg every 2 hours as needed, titrated to effect
  • Quantity: 30mL
  • This is a 10-day supply of 5mg (0.25cc) q2 hours

Tablet: morphine IR 15mg can be given PO or rectally

  • Dosing: morphine 7.5mg-15mg every 2 hours as needed, titrated to effect
  • Quantity: 50 tablets
  • This is a 10-day supply

Indication: Nausea and vomiting

Formulation: 4mg tablet

Dosing: 1-2 tablets orally q8 when needed for nausea

Quantity: 12 tablets

Notes: 2-4-day supply (nausea not prominent)

Indication: Pain, dyspnea (Note: oxygen may provide relief for shortness of breath and can be used if available)

Formulation: Oxycodone IR tablet 5mg can be given PO or rectally

Dosing: Oxycodone 2.5mg-5mg PO q2 PRN

Quantity: 50 tablets

Notes: This is a 10-day supply

Indication: Nausea and vomiting

Formulation: 25mg suppository

Dosing: 1 suppository every 12 hours as needed

Quantity: 8 suppositories

Notes: This is a 4-day supply