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2.7 Sympathomimetics

Preparations prepared in Pharmacy

Adrenaline infusion: 60, 120 and 240 micrograms/ml

Dobutamine infusion:  1-4mg/ml

Dopamine infusion: 1600 and 3200 micrograms/ml

Noradrenaline infusion: 60, 120 and 240 micrograms/ml

Midodrine tablets – for orthostatic hypotension (specialist  initiation only).  See guideline.

Ephedrine Injection
Metaraminol Injection
Phenylephrine Injection


All these agents should be administered via a central line using a volumetric infusion pump.

For link to BNF section: 2.7 Sympathomimetics