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  • Patients CANNOT obtain newly prescribed palliative medications at the aged care facility after hours despite the above being performed HENCE these patients will most likely need to be admitted to hospital overnight for palliation if they cannot be transferred back to the facility by around 7pm so they can get the meds from an outside pharmacy (they do not have their own reserves)
  • source: Rowett and Currow. Austr. Prescriber Dec 2014
symptom drugs which may cause or exacerbate symptom
fatigue chemotherapy, chronic opioids, anticonvulsants
anxiety corticosteroids, withdrawal of benzodiazepines, opioids or antidepressants
dry mouth anticholinergics, opioids, antidepressants, antipsychotics, antihistamines, benzodiazepines, diuretics, anticonvulsants, PPIs
depression corticosteroids
hiccups corticosteroids, benzodiazepines, antipsychotics
drowsiness or delirium opioids, benzodiazepines, antipsychotics, anticonvulsants, anticholinergics, corticosteroids
insomnia corticosteroids
constipation a multitude
restlessness metoclopramide, opioids, antipsychotics
diarrhoea laxatives, cholinesterase inhibitors, antibiotics, chemotherapy
sweating cholinesterase inhibitors, opioids, antidepressants, sialogogues (eg. pilocarpine), tramadol
palliative_care.txt · Last modified: 2018/09/15 15:41 (external edit)