Drug dosages

Octreotide

50|jg bolus then 50jg/h infusion

Vasopressin

20 units over 20min then 0.4 units/min infusion

Also give glyceryl trinitrate 2-20mg/h to counteract myocardial and mesenteric

ischaemia

Terlipressin

2mg IV followed by 1-2mg IV 4-6-hrly until bleeding controlled for up to 72h

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