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Pediatric Drip Doses

Drug
Standard Concentration
Mac Concentration (C-line)
Max Concentration (PIV)
Usual Dosage Range
Usual Starting Dose
Usual Titration Increments
Dobutamine
2.4 mg/ml
6mg/ml
Not recommended
5-20 mcg/kg/min
5-10 mcg/kg/min
5 mcg/kg/min
Epinephrine
0.12 mg/ml
1mg/ml
Not recommended
0.01-2 mcg/kg/min
0.1mcg/kg/min
0.1 mcg/kg/min
Esmolol
20 mg/ml
20 mg/ml
20 mg/ml
50-500 mcg/kg/min
50 mcg/kg/min
50 mcg/kg/min
Fentanyl
50 mcg/ml
50 mcg/ml
50 mcg/ml
1-10 mcg/kg/hr
1-2 mcg/kg/hr
1 mcg/kg/hr
Furosemide
1 mg/ml
5 mg/ml
5 mg/ml
0.1-0.4 mg/kg/hr
0.1 mg/kg/hr
0.1 mg/kg/hr
Heparin
100 units/ml
100 units/ml
100 units/ml
See Guideline
See Guideline
See Guideline
Hydromorphone
1 mg/ml
2 mg/ml
2 mg/ml
0.02-0.2 mg/kg/hr
0.02 mg/kg/hr
0.01-0.02 mg/kg/hr
Insulin
1 unit/ml
1 unit/ml
1 unit/ml
Depends on indication
Depends on indication
Depends on indication
Ketamine
5 mg/ml
10 mg/ml
5 mg/ml
1-8 mg/kg/hr
1-2 mg/kg/hr
1 mg/kg/hr
Magnesium sulfate
50 mg/ml
50 mg/ml
50 mg/ml
10-20 mg/kg/hr
10 mg/kg/hr (Max 1,000 mg/hr)
2.5-5 mg/kg/hr
Midazolam
1 mg/ml
5 mg/ml
5 mg/ml
0.05-1 mg/kg/hr
0.1 mg/kg/hr
0.1 mg/kg/hr
Morphine
1 mg/ml
5 mg/ml
5 mg/ml
0.1-1 mg/kg/hr
0.1 mg/kg/hr
0.1 mg/kg/hr
Naloxone
4 mcg/ml
4 mcg/ml
4 mcg/ml
Determined by prior dosing
Determined by prior dosing
Determined by prior dosing
Nicardipine
0.1 mg/ml
1 mg/ml
0.1 mg/ml
0.5-4 mcg/kg/min
0.5-1 mcg/kg/min
0.5-1 mcg/kg/min
Nitroglycerin
0.24 mg/ml
0.4 mg/ml
0.24 mg/ml
0.25-5 mcg/kg/min
0.25 mcg/kg/min
0.25 mcg/kg/min
Nitroprusside
0.24 mg/ml
1mg/ml
0.24 mg/ml
0.5-5 mcg/kg/min
0.5-1 mcg/kg/min
0.5-1 mcg/kg/min
Norepinephrine
0.12 mg/ml
0.12 mg/ml
Not recommended
0.1-1 mcg/kg/min
0.1 mcg/kg/min
0.1 mcg/kg/min
Propofol
10 mg/ml
10 mg/ml
10 mg/ml
25-200 mcg/kg/min
25-50 mcg/kg/min
25-50 mcg/kg/min
Vecuronium
1 mg/ml
1 mg/ml
1 mg/ml
0.1-0.3 mg/kg/hr
0.1 mg/kg/hr
0.05 mg/kg/hr

 

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