It is crucial to understand that appropriate pain management is good medicine, and. Dosing in dogs and cats is generally 2-5 mg/kg 2-4 times daily. Oral oxycodone is also an effective drug for severe pain in dogs, and it may be less likely.
Acetaminophen may be used for short periods in dogs with breakthrough pain, for which the combination of an NSAID and tramadol is not effective. Acetaminophen can be administered to dogs at 10-15 mg/kg BID for up to 5 days. Acetaminophen should not be administered to cats due to inadequate cytochrome P-450 dependent hydroxylation.
Ongoing pharmaceutical support is the cornerstone of cancer pain management. As the disease progresses, more aggressive pain management will be required. Keep in mind that individual variability exists in patients’ responses to drug therapy, so drugs within a category should be substituted before switching therapies altogether.
Osteoarthritic and cancer quiz Management of osteoarthritic and cancer pain in dogs and cats.
Amantadine, an NMDA receptor agonist,may help with allodynia and opioid tolerance in patients with chronic pain.
Order different opioid doses for mild, moderate, and severe pain. analgesia with 120 mg/d IV morphine, the equivalent dose of oral oxycodone is 240 mg/d PO.
For IV opioid therapy, use PCA mode as described below.
The classes of medication selected for pain control may depend on the severity of pain at its peak.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID’s) should be used for acute pain management in most patients without a specific contraindication to their use. Contraindications include peptic ulcer disease, GI bleeding, coagulopathy, and hepatic disease, renal insufficiency. Potent NSAID therapy, such as IV ketorolac or high-dose rofecoxib (50 mg/d), should be used for short durations (3-5 days).
Objective: To determine the dosing of sustained-release oxycodone that is typically prescribed to achieve pain relief in a mixed group of chronic pain patients.
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