Critical Care Drug Manual

The ICU Drug manual was developed by Dr Paul Young for use in the Wellington Hospital Intensive Care Unit. On occasion, doses, methods of administration and indications differ from those available given in the product information. In such cases, recommendations reflect common ICU practice both here and elsewhere.

All doses have been checked independently by 2 Specialists; however, if you suspect an error is present, check data with alternative sources and notify the author.

Drug costs are quoted in New Zealand dollars and are accurate as of 30th August 2010.

References used for all drug monographs are as follows:

  • Fink, Mitchell et al.  Textbook of Critical Care. 5th edition 2005.
  • Ashley, Caroline and Currie, Aileen. The Renal Drug Handbook. 2nd ed. United Kingdom: Radcliffe Medical Press Ltd, 2004.
  • Shann, Frank. Drug Doses. 14th ed. Intensive Care Unit. Royal Childrenʼs Hospital, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia, 2008.
  • McClintock, Alan et al. Notes on Injectable Drugs. 5th ed. New Zealand Healthcare Pharmacistsʼ Association, 2004.

ICU and Critical Care Drug Manual

Tips Enteral Feeding and Drugs
A Acetazolamide Acetylcysteine Activated Protein C Acyclovir Adenosine
Adrenaline Allopurinol Aminophylline Amiodarone Amitriptylline
Amlodipine Amoxicillin Amoxicillin-Clavulanic Acid Amophtericin B (Liposomal) Aspirin
Atenolol Atorvastatin Atracurium Atropine Azathioprine
B Bendrofluazide Benzylpenicillin
C Caffeine Calcitriol Calcium Carbonate Calcium Chloride Calcium Gluconate

Candesartan Captopril Carbamazepine Carvedilol Caspofungin
Cefaclor Cefazolin Cefotaxime Ceftazidime Ceftriaxone
Cefuroxime Celiprolol Charcoal (Activated) Chloral Hydrate Chlopromazine
Cilazapril Ciprofloxacin Citalopram Clarithromycin Clindamycin
Clopidogrel Clonazepam Clonidine Clozapine Codeine Phosphate
Colchicine Coloxyl with Senna Co-trimoxazole Cyclizine Cyclosporin
D Dantrolene DDAVP (Desmopressin) Dexamethasone Dexmedetomidine Diazepam
Diclofenac Sodium Digoxin Diltiazem Dipyridamole Dobutamine
Doxazosin Dopamine
E Enalapril Enoxaparin Ephedrine Erythromycin Esmolol
Etomidate
F Felodipine Fentanyl Flucloxacillin Fluconazole Flumazenil
Fluoxetine Frusemide
G Gabapentin Ganciclovir Gentamicin Glucagon Glyceryl Trinitrate
Glycopyrrolate
H Haloperidol Heparin Hydralazine Hydrocortisone Hyoscine Butylbromide
Hyoscine Hydrobromide
I Ibuprofen Imipenem with Cilastatin Ipratropium Bromide Isoprenaline Hydrochloride
K Ketamine
L Labetalol Lactulose Lithium Loperamide Losartan
M Magnesium Sulphate Meropenem Metaraminol Metformin Methylene Blue
Methylprednisolone Metoclopramide Metoprolol Metronidazole Midazolam
Milrinone Morphine Moxifloxacin
N Naloxone Neostigmine Nicotine Nimodipine Noradrenaline
O Octreotide Olanzapine Omeprazole Ondansetron Oxycodone
P Paracetamol Parecoxib Paroxetine Pethidine Hydrochloride Phenobarbitone
Phenylephrine Phenytoin Piperacillin & Tazobactam Potassium Chloride Phosphate
Prednisone Propranolol Propofol Protamine
Q Quinapril
R Ranitidine Remifentanil Risperidone Rocuronium Roxithromycin
S Salbutamol Sildenafil Simvastatin Sodium Bicarbonate Sodium Nitroprusside
Sodium Valproate Sotalol Spironolactone Suxamethonium
T Terlipressin Thiamine Tranexamic Acid Tramadol Thyroxine
Thiopentone
V Vancomycin Vasopressin Vitamin K Verapamil
W Warfarin Sodium
Z Zopiclone

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