Generic name: EPHEDRINE SULFATE 50mg in 1mL
Dosage form: injection, solution
Drug class: Vasopressors
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 7, 2022.
General Dosage and Administration Instructions
CORPHEDRA must be diluted before administration to achieve the desired concentration as an intravenous bolus or intravenous infusion. Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration, whenever solution and container permit. Do not use if the solution is colored or cloudy, or if it contains particulate matter.
Dosing for the Treatment of Clinically Important Hypotension in the Setting of Anesthesia
The recommended dosage for the treatment of clinically important hypotension in the setting of anesthesia is an initial dose of 5 to 10 mg administered by intravenous bolus. Administer additional boluses as needed, not to exceed a total dosage of 50 mg.
Adjust dosage according to the blood pressure goal (i.e., titrate to effect).
Preparation of a 5 mg/mL Solution for Bolus Intravenous Administration
For bolus intravenous administration, prepare a solution containing a final concentration of 5 mg/mL of ephedrine sulfate injection.
- Withdraw 50 mg (1 mL of 50 mg/mL) of ephedrine sulfate injection and dilute with 9 mL of 5% Dextrose Injection or Sodium Chloride Injection.
- Withdraw an appropriate dose of the 5 mg/mL solution prior to bolus intravenous administration.
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