IV Drip Rate Calculator

Assistance in calculating accurate rates of medication administration

IV Drip Rate Calculator

Assistance in calculating accurate rates of medication administration

IV Drip Rate Calculator

Assistance in calculating accurate rates of medication administration

IV Drip Rate Calculator

Assistance in calculating accurate rates of medication administration

1.Desired Dose
2.Weight of patient
3.Drug in bag
4.Volume of fluid in bag
5.Desired IV drip rate units
Created by on 17/08/2019

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About this Calculator

This is a general formula to administer medications in a weight-based infusion rate. It is a useful tool to determine the rate of pump medication infusion to achieve therapeutic dosing.

Formula Composition

Depending on units selected, the general composition for the formula is as follows:

IV Drip Rate (mL/hour) = (60min/hr * (Desired Dose in mcg/kg/min) * (Weight in kg)* (Bag Volume in mL) / (1000 mcg/mg) * (Drug in Bag in mg)

Modifiers to this equation are dependent on units selected for each component including units of drip rate.

References

The IV Drip Rate Calculator calculator is created by QxMD.

1. Desired Dose

Created by on 17/08/2019

By using this site you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by our terms of use and privacy policy. All content and tools are for educational use only, are not meant to be a substitute for professional advice and should not be used for medical diagnosis and/or medical treatment.

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