Ortho-Preferred

Aminophylline


- for Asthma, bronchospasm; 
- Adult Loading Dose: 6mg/kg IV over 20 min; 
- maintenance 0.6 mg/kg/hr IV infusion; w/ CHF, Liver dz, or elderly pts maintenance dose = 0.3 mg/kg/hr IV; 
- will need to individualize doses; 
- Acute Asthmatic Attack: Load 6mg/kg IV, then 1 mg/kg/hr IV; 
- Watch serum values: 10-20ug/ml is theraputic; 
- Peds: 12-20 mg/kg/day (1-2 mg/kg/dose q 6hr prn) 
- Supplied: tab 100, 200 mg 
- Toxicity: includes: N, V, Tachycardia Seizures



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 3:03 pm