Opiate Dependence Admitting Orders

Admit to: Acute Psychiatric Unit

Diagnosis: Heroin dependance

Legal Status: Voluntary

Condition: Stable

Allergies: No known allergies

Vitals: q shift x 3 days, then q day if stable

Activity: Restrict to unit

Precautions: Opiate withdrawal

Diet: Regular

Labs: Chem 20, CBC with diff, UA with toxicology screen, urine pregnancy test,

RPR, thyroid function, hepatitis panel, HIV.


Clonidine (Catapres) 0.1 mg po qid, hold for systolic BP < 90 or diastolic BP < 60). Give 0.1 mg po q 4 hours prn signs and symptoms of opiate withdrawal.

Dicyclomine (Bentyl) 20 mg po q 6 hours prn cramping. Ibuprofen (Advil) 600 mg po q 6 hours prn pain/headache. Methocarbamol (Robaxin) 500 mg po q 6 hours prn muscle pain. Lorazepam (Ativan) 2 mg po q 4 hours prn agitation (not to exceed 8 mg/24 hours.

Zolpidem (Ambien) 10 mg po qhs prn insomnia. Milk of magnesia 30 cc po q 12 hours prn constipation. Mylanta 30 cc po q 4 hours prn dyspepsia.

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