Phenylephrine


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Phenylephrine preparation
Indication: Acute hypotension
Form: 10mg per 1ml ampoule
Reconstitution: Already in solution but dilute before administration.
Administration: Peripheral or central IV route
Dilute 10mg (1ml of 10mg/ml solution) to 100ml saline to give a 100 microgram/ml solution.
Compatible: Sodium chloride 0.9%
Method: A) IV bolus usual dose = 0.1-0.5mg (1 -5 mls of diluted solution bolus) Withdraw the required amount from the prepared solution. Administer over 3-5 minutes. May be repeated after 15 minutes.
B) Continuous IV infusion - peripheral or central. Initial max. rate 180 micrograms/minute (100ml dilute solution / hour) , adjusted to 30-60 microgram/minute according to response, via rate controlled pump.
Special notes: May cause tissue necrosis

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Content By Dr Íomhar O' Sullivan 06/01/2020. Last review Dr ÍOS 23/03/20.