cough / dyspnoea (palliative care)

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Intractable cough may be relieved by moist inhalations or may require regular medication:

  • Morphine HC oral solution 5mg 4-hourly (initially)

Avoid prescribing Methadone as its long half life tends to cause it accumulate.

The management of dyspnoea is described in the link below.

Last reviewed 01/2018