- for hypertensive emergencies; 
Adult: Hypertensive crisis
- 1-3mg/kg/dose IV up to maximum of 150mg IV; 
- may repeat 15 min later, then at 4-24hr intervals; 
- or try: 50mg IV injected in 3min q15min x 2 doses while monitoring BP q5min; 
- max dose = 300--450mg; 
Peds: Hypertensive crisis: Supplied: Injecion 300 mg/20 ml; caps: 50 mg; oral suspension 50 mg/ml

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

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 4:18 pm