nimodipine in treatment of vasospasm in SAH
In subarachnoid haemorrhage, nimodipine, the calcium channel blocker, is given under the following regimes:
- 60mg orally, 4-hourly
If established vasospasm is present, then:
- 1mg/h by iv infusion
- if blood pressure satisfactory then increase to 2mg/h
Note: in small patients start with 0.5mg/h. Also do this if the patient has an unstable blood pressure.
Last reviewed 01/2018