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Usual Adult Dose for Adams-Stokes Syndrome

Oral:
Initial dose: 25 to 50 mg orally every 3 to 4 hours.
Maximum dose: 150 mg per day in divided doses.

Parenteral:
Initial dose: 25 to 50 mg IM, or subcutaneously every 3 to 4 hours.
or
5 to 25 mg slow IV push (over at least 15 minutes). May repeat in 5 to 10 minutes, if necessary.
Maximum dose: 150 mg per day in divided doses.

Usual Adult Dose for Asthma - Acute

Oral:
Initial dose: 25 to 50 mg orally every 3 to 4 hours.
Maximum dose: 150 mg per day in divided doses.

Parenteral:
Initial dose: 25 to 50 mg IM, or subcutaneously every 3 to 4 hours.
or
5 to 25 mg slow IV push (over at least 15 minutes). May repeat in 5 to 10 minutes, if necessary.
Maximum dose: 150 mg per day in divided doses.

Usual Adult Dose for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Acute

Oral:
Initial dose: 25 to 50 mg orally every 3 to 4 hours.
Maximum dose: 150 mg per day in divided doses.

Parenteral:
Initial dose: 25 to 50 mg IM, or subcutaneously every 3 to 4 hours.
or
5 to 25 mg slow IV push (over at least 15 minutes). May repeat in 5 to 10 minutes, if necessary.
Maximum dose: 150 mg per day in divided doses.

Usual Adult Dose for Hypotension

Oral:
Initial dose: 25 to 50 mg orally every 3 to 4 hours.
Maximum dose: 150 mg per day in divided doses.

Parenteral:
Initial dose: 25 to 50 mg IM, or subcutaneously every 3 to 4 hours.
or
5 to 25 mg slow IV push (over at least 15 minutes). May repeat in 5 to 10 minutes, if necessary.
Maximum dose: 150 mg per day in divided doses.

Usual Adult Dose for Myasthenia Gravis

Oral:
Initial dose: 25 to 50 mg orally every 3 to 4 hours.
Maximum dose: 150 mg per day in divided doses.

Parenteral:
Initial dose: 25 to 50 mg IM, or subcutaneously every 3 to 4 hours.
or
5 to 25 mg slow IV push (over at least 15 minutes). May repeat in 5 to 10 minutes, if necessary.
Maximum dose: 150 mg per day in divided doses.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Adams-Stokes Syndrome

>= 2 years: 2 to 3 mg/kg/day orally, subcutaneously, or IM divided into 4 to 6 doses.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Asthma - Acute

>= 2 years: 2 to 3 mg/kg/day orally, subcutaneously, or IM divided into 4 to 6 doses.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Acute

>= 2 years: 2 to 3 mg/kg/day orally, subcutaneously, or IM divided into 4 to 6 doses.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Hypotension

>= 2 years: 2 to 3 mg/kg/day orally, subcutaneously, or IM divided into 4 to 6 doses.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Myasthenia Gravis

>= 2 years: 2 to 3 mg/kg/day orally, subcutaneously, or IM divided into 4 to 6 doses.

Renal Dose Adjustments

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Liver Dose Adjustments

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Dialysis

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