End-of-Life Care Medications and Symptom Management

When a patient's health reaches a time where curative measures will no longer have an effect to change the disease progression or extend the patient's life, medications specific to that disease may be stopped. The patient, however, still requires care and treatment for uncomfortable symptoms. The patient's doctor may place him or her on medications to manage symptoms such as nausea, constipation, shortness of breath or pain. The following are a few websites with good medication information pertaining to end-of-life care. These are outside links. To return to Vaisnavas C.A.R.E. simply close out of the new window.

 

http://www.hospicenet.org/html/prescription.html
About medications used for pain Quick Link

http://dying.about.com/od/gastrointestinalsymptoms/a/constipation.htm
Constipation: a common symptom in end-of-life care Quick Link

http://dying.about.com/od/symptommanagement/Symptom_Management.htm
Common symptoms and management in end-of-life care Quick Link

http://www.drugs.com/
Website with easy search box for medications Quick Link

http://www.rxlist.com/script/main/hp.asp
Website with easy search box for medictions Quick Link

More sites will be added in the future. If you have a great site for end-of-life care medications or symptom management please let us know.

 

 
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