Pain Relief Administration Manual 18JUL18
Should be used with caution in patients who may have an altered level of consciousness, intoxicated or drug affected Patients with liver disease, diabetics (due to increased likelihood of impaired renal function) and elderly (due to possible reduction in blood pressure or heart rate)
Preparation: 3ml sealed amber bottles. Contents of methoxyflurane are poured onto base of inhaler and absorbed by the internal wick.
Adult: Maximum dose - 6mls per day (Do not put any more than 3 mls in inhaler at any time as this increases risk of droplet inhalation). 15mls per week.
NOTE: 3mls will remain active in the inhaler for about 30 minutes.
Paediatric Dose: As for Adult – Single dose only. Not to be given to children under 1 year of age.
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