Nitroprusside Infusion Calculator

Wt of infant (kg)
Dose (range 0.5-8 micrograms/kg/minute)
Flow rate (ml/hr)
Volume of infusion to be made up (ml)

First reconstitute 50 mg ampoule with 2 ml of diluent provided. Take 0.2 ml (5mg) of the solution and dilute up to 10 ml glucose 5%. This solution contains 500 micrograms/ml.

Diluent: 5% glucose

Amount of nitroprusside to add to diluent (micrograms)

Volume of nitroprusside solution (500 micrograms/ml) to add to diluent (ml)

Volume of diluent (ml)