It means if we add 0.9 ml of dopamine in 24 ml of fluid and give @ rate of 1 ml/hr with syringe pump or 1 microdrops per min (which is virtually impossible) with the micro drip set, we will give dopamine @ 10 mcg/kg/min. needed for this baby in 24 hours=100×2. 5=250ml/day. Fluid to be given every 8 hours = 85 ml.

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## How do you calculate dopamine and dobutamine?

It means if we add 0.9 ml of dopamine in 24 ml of fluid and give @ rate of 1 ml/hr with syringe pump or 1 microdrops per min (which is virtually impossible) with the micro drip set, we will give dopamine @ 10 mcg/kg/min. needed for this baby in 24 hours=100×2. 5=250ml/day. Fluid to be given every 8 hours = 85 ml.

**How many drops per minute is 250 mL per hour?**

General Tips:

>Gravity Flow Rate Drip Chart | ||
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Flow Rate (mL/hr) | 10 gtt/mL (drops/min) | 60 gtts/mL (drops/min) |

150 | 25 | 150 |

200 | 33 | 200 |

250 | 42 | 250 |

**What is the concentration of dopamine?**

Dopamine. Mix: 400 mg in 250 ml of NS or 800 mg in 500 ml NS to produce a concentration of 1600 mcg/ml.

### How do you calculate ML HR?

If you simply need to figure out the mL per hour to infuse, take the total volume in mL, divided by the total time in hours, to equal the mL per hour. For example, if you have 1,000 mL NS to infuse over 8 hours, take 1,000 divided by 8, to equal 125 mL/hr.

**How many GTTS are in a minute?**

The drops per minute would be calculated as total volume, divided by time (in minutes), multiplied by the drop factor of 60 gtts/min, which also equals 41.6, rounded to 42 drops per minute.

**How many drops are in 50mL?**

1000 drop

Milliliter to Drop Conversion Table

Milliliter [mL] | Drop |
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5 mL | 100 drop |

10 mL | 200 drop |

20 mL | 400 drop |

50 mL | 1000 drop |

## How to calculate dopamine dosage?

The weight must be taken on the same day that the drip will be started, since Dopamine dosage calculations are weight based. If the weight is in pounds, then divide the weight by 2.2 to obtain the weight in kilograms. For this example we will use a 50 kilogram patient.

**What does the “1000” in dopamine formula stand for?**

The “1000” in the above formula stands for 1000mcg (1mg), when helps to convert mcg to mg. A patient is ordered to start an IV Dopamine drip at 5 mcg/kg/min. The patient weighs 180 lbs. You have a bag of Dopamine that reads 400 mg/250 mL.

**How do you measure weight for a dopamine drip?**

Obtain the patient’s weight in kilograms using a medically approved scale. The weight must be taken on the same day that the drip will be started, since Dopamine dosage calculations are weight based. If the weight is in pounds, then divide the weight by 2.2 to obtain the weight in kilograms.

### What are the dopamine drip practice problems?

These Dopamine drip practice problems were designed to help you better understand how to calculate an IV flow rate based on a patient’s weight, the ordered dose, and the amount of solution supplied. You will be required to solve problems that require you to understand: mcg/kg/min

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