Paramedics can give a range of drugs to treat various illnesses or provide analgesia and comfort people. Each state in Australian has a different Ambulance Service, and each service has its own set of protocols, procedures, pharmacologies, or clinical practice guidelines.
Paramedic cardiac drugs include: aspirin, anginine (Glyceryl Trinitrate), morphine, lignocaine, adrenaline, amiodarone, atropine, and in some states throbolytics, such as tenecteplase.
Paramedic analgesic drugs include: ibrufen, methoxyflurane, fentanyl, morphine, ketamine, nitrous oxide.
Paramedics also carry a range of other drugs for managing asthma, such as: iprotromium bromide (atrovent), salbutamol and adrenaline.
Paramedics can treat overdoses, with: naloxone, flumazenil, and sodium bicarbonate.
Paramedics can treat hypo/hyperglycaemia with drugs such as: glucagon, glucose gel, 10% glucose, 50% glucose, and hartmanns or saline solutions for hyperglycaemia.
Paramedics can treat nausea with a multitude of antiemetics, including: maxolon, ondansetron, promethazine, or stemetil.