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

TipsEnteral Feeding and Drugs
AAcetazolamideAcetylcysteineActivated Protein CAcyclovirAdenosine
AdrenalineAllopurinolAminophyllineAmiodaroneAmitriptylline
AmlodipineAmoxicillinAmoxicillin-Clavulanic AcidAmophtericin B (Liposomal)Aspirin
AtenololAtorvastatinAtracuriumAtropineAzathioprine
BBendrofluazideBenzylpenicillin
CCaffeineCalcitriolCalcium CarbonateCalcium ChlorideCalcium Gluconate

CandesartanCaptoprilCarbamazepineCarvedilolCaspofungin
CefaclorCefazolinCefotaximeCeftazidimeCeftriaxone
CefuroximeCeliprololCharcoal (Activated)Chloral HydrateChlopromazine
CilazaprilCiprofloxacinCitalopramClarithromycinClindamycin
ClopidogrelClonazepamClonidineClozapineCodeine Phosphate
ColchicineColoxyl with SennaCo-trimoxazoleCyclizineCyclosporin
DDantroleneDDAVP (Desmopressin)DexamethasoneDexmedetomidineDiazepam
Diclofenac SodiumDigoxinDiltiazemDipyridamoleDobutamine
DoxazosinDopamine
EEnalaprilEnoxaparinEphedrineErythromycinEsmolol
Etomidate
FFelodipineFentanylFlucloxacillinFluconazoleFlumazenil
FluoxetineFrusemide
GGabapentinGanciclovirGentamicinGlucagonGlyceryl Trinitrate
Glycopyrrolate
HHaloperidolHeparinHydralazineHydrocortisoneHyoscine Butylbromide
Hyoscine Hydrobromide
IIbuprofenImipenem with CilastatinIpratropium BromideIsoprenaline Hydrochloride
KKetamine
LLabetalolLactuloseLithiumLoperamideLosartan
MMagnesium SulphateMeropenemMetaraminolMetforminMethylene Blue
MethylprednisoloneMetoclopramideMetoprololMetronidazoleMidazolam
MilrinoneMorphineMoxifloxacin
NNaloxoneNeostigmineNicotineNimodipineNoradrenaline
OOctreotideOlanzapineOmeprazoleOndansetronOxycodone
PParacetamolParecoxibParoxetinePethidine HydrochloridePhenobarbitone
PhenylephrinePhenytoinPiperacillin & TazobactamPotassium ChloridePhosphate
PrednisonePropranololPropofolProtamine
QQuinapril
RRanitidineRemifentanilRisperidoneRocuroniumRoxithromycin
SSalbutamolSildenafilSimvastatinSodium BicarbonateSodium Nitroprusside
Sodium ValproateSotalolSpironolactoneSuxamethonium
TTerlipressinThiamineTranexamic AcidTramadolThyroxine
Thiopentone
VVancomycinVasopressinVitamin KVerapamil
WWarfarin Sodium
ZZopiclone

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