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Table 2 The British National Formulary (BNF) and the Resuscitation Council UK dosages of adrenaline to be administered intramuscularly by healthcare professionals*

From: 5th Pediatric Allergy and Asthma Meeting (PAAM)

Adult or child > 12 years 0.5 mg (= 0.5 mL) [*0.3 mg if child small or pre-pubertal]
Children aged 6–12 years 0.3 mg (= 0.3 mL)
Children < 6 years 0.15 mg (= 0.15 mL)
*Using syringe, needle and vial of adrenaline 1 in 1000 strength