PCA Dosing Recommendations

Updated January 28, 2013
Author: McKinley

Description: Suggestions for Patient-Controlled Analgesia Device Settings for various Narcotics

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PCA Dosing Recommendations

Drug Incremental 
Dose
Lock
Out
4 hr 
Limit
Morphine 1-2 mg 10' 30 mg
Demerol 10-20 mg 10' 300 mg
Fentanyl 25 mcg 5' 400 mcg
Dilaudid 0.2-0.3 mg 7' 3 mg