Drug Dose (IV)
Alprostadil 0.01–0.1 mcg/Kg/min
0.02–0.05 mcg/Kg/min typical range
Amiodarone 10 mg/Kg/day for 4–5 days then
5 mg/Kg/day
Dobutamine** Renal dose: 1–3 mcg/Kg/min;
β dose 5–10 mcg/Kg/min;
α dose 10–20 mcg/Kg/min
Epinephrine** 0.01–1 mcg/Kg/min
0.01–0.5 mcg/Kg/min typical range
Esmolol Load: 500 mcg/Kg
Maintenance: 50–1000 mcg/Kg/min
Isoproterenol 0.05–2 mcg/Kg/min
0.1–0.5 mcg/Kg/min typical range
Lidocaine Load: 1 mg/Kg
Maintenance: 10–50 mcg/Kg/min
Milrinone Load: 50–75 mcg/Kg IV over 10 minutes
0.25–1 mcg/Kg/min
0.5–1 mcg/Kg/min typical range
Nitroglycerin 0.5–20 mcg/Kg/min
0.5–5 mcg/Kg/min typical range
Nitroprusside 0.3–10 mcg/Kg/min
0.5–2 mcg/Kg/min typical range
Norepinephrine** 0.02–2 mcg/Kg/min
0.01–0.5 mcg/Kg/min typical range
Phentolamine 0.5–20 mcg/Kg/min
1–5 mcg/Kg/min typical range
Phenylephrine** 0.1–10 mcg/Kg/min
0.5–5 mcg/Kg/min typical range
Vasopressin** Cardiovascular support:
0.05–2 milli–units/Kg/min
0.1–0.5 milli–units/Kg/min typical range
Diabetes Insipidus dose:
1–10 milli–units/Kg/hr

** Central line preferred

*** Central line preferred, but short duration peripheral IV acceptable