|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|