VASOPRESSIN

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Kylecon40
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102166
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VASOPRESSIN
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2011-09-16 16:06:37
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VASOPRESSIN
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  1. Class:
    Hormone
  2. Trade Names:
    Pitressin
  3. Description:
    • Vasopressor, and antidiuretic hormone extracted
    • from animal posterior pituitaries
  4. Actions:
    Acts directly on smooth muscle receptors to produce potent non-adrenergic vasoconstriction
  5. Indications:
    • 1. To increase peripheral vascular resistance in CPR (as an alternativeto epinephrine) ***Please see ACLS 2010***
    • 2. Control of hemorrhage from esophageal varices
  6. Contraindications:
    • 1. Ischemic heart disease
    • 2. Advanced arteriosclerosis
    • 3. During labor
  7. Side Effects:
    • 1. Shunting of blood from periphery
    • 2. Hypertension
    • 3. MI
  8. Administration:
    • Replacing, or refractory to epi in arrest
    • Adult: 40 units IV/IO. No repeat dose needed Can replace first or second dose of Epinephrine

    Hemorrhage from esophageal varices Infused 0.2-0.4 units/min
  9. Onset/Duration:
    Duration 30-60 min

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