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diamorphine (parenteral)

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Indications:

  • acute, severe pain from trauma, surgery etc
  • pain relief in vomiting, dysphagia or terminal illness
  • pulmonary oedema

Dose:

  • 2.5-10mg i.m., s.c. or slow i.v. 4-hourly 2.5mg in the elderly, as even 5mg can cause apnoea 10mg in a heavy-muscled patient
  • don't give if significant head injury or possible intraperitoneal injury: ambulances carry Entonox

Last reviewed 01/2018

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