rate based vs weight based levophed

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Jeanette Dean
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rate based vs weight based levophed

Good afternoon,
We are still working on the Standardize for safety guidelines in regards to changing to weight based dosing (per ISMP and ASHP recommendations www.ismp.org/ext/446) for levophed (and epinephrine and phenylephrine).

I wanted to see if other sites are still using rate based dosing in mcg/min for levophed:
-What is your max rate in mcg/min?
-I'm curious if there was a particular rationale for not going to weight based dosing?

any feedback helps
Thank you!
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