Depending on the patient’s symptoms and needs, several medications may be given as injections at the end of life. One common medication is morphine, a powerful pain reliever used to manage pain and shortness of breath in patients with advanced illnesses. Other medications that may be given as injections include hydromorphone, midazolam, and haloperidol, which can help manage pain, anxiety, and other symptoms.
The medication and dose will depend on the patient’s needs and medical condition. The hospice care team will work closely with the patient and their family to develop a care plan that addresses their symptoms and provides comfort and support during their final days.