Drug dosages

Aerosol*

Nebuliser*

IV bolus IV infusion

Salbutamol

i00-200|jg

2.5-5mg

3-20jg/min

Terbutaline

250-500|jg

5-10mg

1.5-5jg/min

Epinephrine

0.5mg

Ipratropium

250jg

Aminophylline

5mg/kg over 20min 0.5mg/kg/h

Hydrocortisone

200mg qds

*Aerosols and nebulisers are usually given 4-6 times daily but may be given more frequently if necessary.

In extremis, epinephrine may be given as 0.1-0.5mg subcutaneously, injected down the endotracheal tube or by IV infusion.

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