MED-Vasopressin

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amerelman
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MED-Vasopressin
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2010-04-27 12:08:19
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MED-Vasopressin
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  1. Functional Class
    Hormone (ADH), vasopressor
  2. Mechanism of Action
    • Pressor and Anti-diuretic
    • Increases nephron distal tube reabsorption of water
    • High doses cause non-adrenergic vasoconstriction by stimulation of smooth muscle receptors
    • Alternative to epinephrine during CPR
  3. Indications
    Cardiac arrest
  4. Contraindications
    • Chronic nephritis
    • Ischemic heart disease
    • PVCs
    • First stage of labor
  5. Precautions
    • Epilepsy
    • Migraine
    • Asthma
    • Heart failure
    • Angina pectoris
  6. Side Effects
    • N/V
    • Abdominal cramps
    • HTN
    • Bradycardia
    • PACs
    • MI
  7. Drug Interactions
    • Epinephrine
    • Heparin
    • Alcohol
    • Phenytoin
    • Neostigmine
    • Thiazide
    • Diuretics
    • Carbamazepine
  8. Dose/Route
    40 units IVP/IO (single dose only)
  9. Note
    May replace first or second dose of epinephrine in cardiac arrest

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