Drug dosages

Lorazepam

4 mg IV.

Diazepam

Initially 2.5-5 mg IV or PR.

Further increments as necessary to a maximum of 20 mg.

Midazolam

Initially 2.5-5 mg IV or PR.

Further increments as necessary to a maximum of 20 mg.

Phenytoin

Loading dose 18 mg/kg IV at a rate <50 mg/min with continuous ECG monitoring. Maintenance at 300-400 mg/day IV, IM or PO adjusted according to levels.

Magnesium sulphate

Initially 20 mmol over 3-5 min followed by 5-10 mmol/h by infusion as necessary.

Clonazepam

1 mg/h IV.

Thiopental

1-3 mg/kg IV followed by lowest dose to maintain control.

Propofol

0.5-2 mg/kg IV followed by 1-3 mg/kg/h.

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