Pharmacology

Doses in Children

  • Adrenaline: 10 mcg / kg
    • Formulation: [1:10,000 x 10 mL]
    • Dose: 1 mL for every 10 kg, IV bolus, every second loop
      • * if, instead, you use the [1:1000 x 1 mL] ampoule of Adrenaline, you will need to dilute that 1 mL with 9 mL Normal Saline *
    • Flush line with 5 mL Normal Saline
  • Amiodarone 5 mg / kg
    • Formulation: [150mg/3 mL]
    • Draw up required dose and dilute to 2-10 mL of 5% Dextrose
    • Give over 5 minutes
    • Flush line with Normal Saline or 5% Dextrose
  • Calcium gluconate 10%
  • Dextrose 10%: 2.5 mL / kg
  • Sodium Bicarbonate 8.4%
  • Atropine: 20 mcg / kg (dilute 600 mcg to 6 mL)
  • Lignocaine:
  • Magnesium sulphate:
  • Midazolam: 0.1 mg / kg (dilute 5 mg to 5 mL)
  • Morphine: 0.1 mg / kg
  • Fentanyl: 2 mcg / kg
  • Benzylpenicillin: 50 mg / kg
  • Cefotaxime: 50 mg / kg
  • Mannitol: 0.25 g / kg
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