Just wondering what is the largest dose of Dilaudid you have given IV push??? I know that it is usually 1-2mg but, have you seen it ordered and pushed in greater doses?? Thanks for your time.
Originally posted by Y2KRN
Thank you so much for your reply, I had a Doc. order 6mg IV for someone with chronic pain, to be repeated x 2. I just thought that this may be a lot considering the comparison to morphine doses.
Again thank you.
P.S. This was a non-cancer patient.
My guess is the patient is drug tolerant as a result of pain meds to treat the chronic pain.
I am on meds for chronic pain and have consistantly had problems with post op pain management...because the nurses (very appropriately) question the dosage or because the surgeon has no clue of how to prescribe parenteral MS for someone who takes 300 mg/day for maintanence- usually I can prevail upon the doc to involve the pharmasist but once my family did have to call my pain clinic doc in to "save me" followind an emergancy open lap (I was nonverval, puking, twitching and moaning).
Last edit by kids on Oct 25, '02