||Neonatal Drug Therapy Manual
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- Prevention of sinus bradycardia
- To inhibit salivation and secretions (sialorrhea)
- IV direct
- ETT (for ETT administration: dilute dose with 1 - 2 mL of 0.9% NaCl)
- < 5 kg: 0.02 mg/kg/dose (0.2 mL/kg/dose)
- there is no documented minimum dose for this age group
- > 5 kg: 0.01 - 0.02 mg/kg/dose (0.1 - 0.2 mL/kg/dose)
- Minimum dose: 0.1 mg
- Maximum dose: 0.4 mg
- Sialorrhea (use Atropine 1% ophthalmic drops): 1 - 2 drops sublingually q4-6h prn
Reconstitution and Stability:
- Solutions Compatible: D5W, D10W, 0.9% NaCl, dextrose-saline combinations
- Additives Compatible: dobutamine, sodium bicarbonate, furosemide
- Y-site Compatible: heparin, KCl
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