Nitroglycerin Drip

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10.08 NITROGLYCERIN DRIPS

Dosage is: 5-15 mcg/min- titrate to effect (increase by 5 mcg increments q 3-5 min)

50 mcg/ml. This concentration is achieved by mixing 25 mg of Nitroglycerin with 500ml of Normal Saline. Micro-drip administration set.

The proper dosage administered by infusing 6 ml/hour for every 5 mcg/min:

5 mcg/min 6 ml/hr 6 gtts/min
10 mcg/min 12 ml/hr 12 gtts/min
15 mcg/min 18 ml/hr 18 gtts/min
20 mcg/min 24 ml/hr 24 gtts/min
25 mcg/min 30 ml/hr 30 gtts/min
30 mcg/min 36 ml/hr 36 gtts/min
35 mcg/min 42 ml/hr 42 gtts/min
40 mcg/min 48 ml/hr 48 gtts/min
45 mcg/min 54 ml/hr 54 gtts/min
50 mcg/min 60 ml/hr 60 gtts/min
55 mcg/min 66 ml/hr 66 gtts/min