Continuous Infusion

Maintain therapeutic plasma levels following loading doses. Adults: Give at a rate of 1-4 mg/min (20-50 mcg/kg/min). Dose should be reduced in clients with heart failure, with liver disease, or who are taking drugs that interact with lido-caine. Pediatric: 20-50 mcg/kg/min (usual is 30 mcg/kg/min).

• IM Antiarrhythmic.

Adults: 4.5 mg/kg (approximately 300 mg for a 70-kg adult). Switch to IV lidocaine or oral antiarrhythmics as soon as possible although an additional IM dose may be given after 60-90

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