Syringe Drivers

Diamorph for pain

Cyclizine for nausea

For Restlessness and Agitation

  • Options are haloperidol, midazolam or levopromazine
  • (Diazepam can’t be given by syringe driver)
  • Midazolam can has both sedating and antiepileptic properties use in very agitated patients in addition to antipsychotic
  • Haloperidol (5-15mg over 24hrs) is less sedating and works well on restlessness and confusion
  • Levopromazine is less sedating than haloperidol