Dose is calculated according to the desired dosage regimen per Kg/hr of the 2ml vials (200 mcg).
4mcg/ml dilution is achieved by adding 2ml vial to 48 ml of the desired diluent , 8 mcg/ml is achieved by adding 4ml to 46 ml of the desired diluent.
Compatible diluents are : Lactated Ringers, 5 % glucose solution, sodium chloride 9 mg/ml (0.9 %) solution for injection, mannitol 200 mg/ml (20 %), thiopental sodium,etomidate, vecuronium bromide, pancuronium ,bromide, succinylcholine, atracurium besylate, mivacurium chloride, rocuronium bromide, glycopyrrolate bromide, phenylephrine HCl, atropine sulfate, dopamine, noradrenaline,dobutamine, midazolam, morphine sulfate, fentanyl citrate, and a plasma-substitute