Regimens for epidural analgesia

Lumbar LA

10-15ml 0.5% bupivacaine followed by an infusion of 5-20ml/h 0.125% bupivacaine

Thoracic

4-6ml 0.5% bupivacaine followed by an infusion of 6-10ml/h 0.125% bupivacaine

LA

Opioid

5mg morphine gives up to 12h analgesia

Combined

An infusion of 3-4ml/h 0.125% bupivacaine with 0.3-0.4mg/h morphine or

25-50|jg/h fentanyl

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