An estimate for the calculation of continuous rate infusion for dobutamine (5-10 ug/kg/min). The figure given is the approximate rate of delivery of the drugs diluted in fluids (ml/mm), with the drops per mm in parentheses (assuming 20 drops 1 ml) if 20 ml of dobutamine (12.5 mg/ml) is added to 500 ml of fluids (see Appendix B ).

Body weight (kg)
  10 20 30 40 50
Drug infusion rate

(ug/kg/min)

         
5 0.1

(2)

0.2

(4)

0.3

(6)

0.4

(8)

0.5

(10)

7.5 0.15

(3)

0.3

(6)

0.45

(9)

0.6

(12)

0.75

(15)

10 0.2

(4)

0.4

(8)

0.6

(12)

0.8

(16)

1.0

(20)