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Consult Hospice staff or Macmillan nurses for advice re: options.

  • anorexia: prednisolone, dexamethasone
  • capillary bleeding: adrenaline gauze
  • convulsions: phenytoin, carbamazepine, diazepam, midazolam
  • cough or dyspnoea: morphine, diazepam, dexamethasone
  • dysphagia(compression by tumour): dexamethasone
  • fungating growths: povidone-iodine, metronidazole
  • hiccups: asilone, metoclopramide, chlorpromazine
  • hypercalcaemia, osteolytic lesions: pamidronate, clodronate
  • muscle spasm: diazepam, baclofen, dantrolene
  • neuropathic pain: amitriptyline, valproate, carbamazepine
  • pruritus: emollients, cholestyramine, stanozolol, chlorphenamine
  • raised intracranial pressure (headache): dexamethasone
  • terminal secretions: hyoscine hydrobromide (sedating)

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