Loading Dose: 0.75 mg/kg (in 2-3 min)Bolus doses can be administered undiluted. repeate once in 30 minutes. Maintenance Dose: 5-10 ug/kg.min Dilution: 200 mg/250 ml (0.9% NaCl) Final Concentration: 0.8 mg/ml Comments:Infusion solution must not contain dextrose; can induce thrombocytopenia; potentiates warfarin anticoagulation
Usual Dose: 2-20 mcg/kg/min.
Total daily dose < 10 mg/kg/day.
Wean when discontinuing medication.
Mix: 500 mg in 250 NORMAL SALINE ONLY
100mg in 100ml of NaCl.
Dose: 5-10 mcg/kg/min
Action: Rapid acting inotropic. vasodilator similar to dobutamine
Use: Management of patient with severe CHF that has not responded to diuretics, digitalis, and afterload reduction.
CHF refractory to diuretics, vasodilators and conventional intropics.
Load with 1mcg/kg then 2-15 mcg/kg/min
* Monitor for tachyarrhythmias * Do not mix with dextrose solutions.
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