Etomidate

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Etomidate
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Etomidate Amidate sedative hypnotic
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  1. Etomidate

    Names / Class
    Amidate

    • Sedative
    • Hypnotic
  2. Etomidate

    Mechanism of Action
    • Creates an ultra-short-acting sedative/hypnotic effect.
    • Non-barbituate, non-benzodiazopine.
    • Rapid anesthesia with minimal respiratory & cardiovascular effects.
    • Does not cause histamine release.
  3. Etomidate

    Onset of Action
    Peak Effects
    Duration
    Half-Life
    • 10 - 20 seconds
    • <1 minute
    • 3 - 5 minutes
    • 30 - 70 minutes
  4. Etomidate

    Indications
    Induction agent for rapid-sequence induction/intubation
  5. Etomidate

    Contraindications
    Known hypersensitivity to the medication
  6. Etomidate

    Precautions
    • Use caution with:
    • marked hypotension
    • severe asthma
    • severe cardiovascular disease

    * Use with Verapamil may cause prolonged respiratory depression & apnea.
  7. Etomidate

    Side Effects
    • Adrenal suppresion
    • Myoclonic skeletal muscle movement
    • Apnea
    • Laryngospasm
    • hyperventilation
    • HTN
    • Hypotension
    • Bradycardia
    • Nausea / Vomiting
    • Pain at injection site
  8. Etomidate

    Adult Dose
    0.1 - 0.3 mg/kg IV over 15 - 30 seconds
  9. Etomidate

    Pedi Dose
    • >10 years: same as adult dose
    • <10 years: not indicated
  10. Etomidate

    Max Dose
    Unknown
  11. Etomidate

    Routes / How supplied
    IV

    Unknown

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