Neonatal Drug Therapy Manual


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Original Date: 
March 1992
Revised Date: 
January 2014
  • Increase cardiac output
  • IV continuous infusion
  • 0.05 mcg/kg/min, titrate to a maximum of 2 mcg/kg/min
Side Effects: 
  • CVS: tachycardia, cardiac arrhythmias, hypertension, hypotension
  • Endocrine and metabolic: hypokalemia, hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia
Parameters to Monitor: 
  • HR
  • BP
  • ECG
Reconstitution and Stability: 
  • Isoproterenol 0.2 mg/mL
    • Take 2 mL (0.4 mg) and add to 18 mL of D5W
    • Final concentration: 20 mcg/mL
  • Solutions Compatible: dextrose, 0.9% NaCl
  • Y-site Compatible: calcium, dobutamine, heparin, KCl, TPN

Incompatible: furosemide, sodium bicarbonate

  • Taketomo CK, Hodding JH, Kraus DM.  Pediatric Dosage Handbook 20thEdition. Hudson: Lexi-Comp Inc.; 2013
  • Trissel LA. Handbook on Injectable Drugs. 16thEdition. Bethesda: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists; 2011

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