Drug dosages

Epinephrine

Infusion starting from 0.05|jg/kg/min

Norepinephrine

Infusion starting from 0.05jg/kg/min

Dobutamine

Infusion from 2.5-25jg/kg/min

Dopamine

Infusion from 2.5-50jg/kg/min

Dopexamine

Infusion from 0.5-6jg/kg/min

Milrinone

Loading dose of 50jg/kg over 10min followed by infusion from 0.375-0.7 5jg/kg/min

Enoximone

Loading dose of 0.5-1mg/kg over 10min followed by infusion from 5-20jg/kg/min

Digoxin

0.5mg given PO or IV over 10-20min. Repeat at 4-8h intervals until loading achieved (assessed by clinical response). Maintenance dose thereafter is 0.0625-0.25mg/day depending on plasma levels and clinical response.

Levosimendan

12-24jg/kg over 10min followed by 0.1jg/kg/min for 24h

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