Hormone, Vasopressor

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Hormone, Vasopressor
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  1. VASOPRESSIN (PITRESSIN) / HORMONE, VASOPRESSOR
    Vasopressin is a hormone with strong vasopressive and anti-diuretic properties that may precipitate angina and/or AMI
  2. VASOPRESSIN (PITRESSIN) / HORMONE, VASOPRESSOR Indications
    • 1. To increase peripheral vascular resistance in arrest
    • 2. To control bleeding from esophageal varices
  3. VASOPRESSIN (PITRESSIN) / HORMONE, VASOPRESSOR Contraindications
    • 1. PVCs
    • 2. 1st stage of labor
  4. VASOPRESSIN (PITRESSIN) / HORMONE, VASOPRESSOR Precautions
    • 1. Epilepsy
    • 2. Migraine
    • 3. Heart Failure
    • 4. angina
    • 5. Vascular disease
    • 6. Hepatic impairment
  5. VASOPRESSIN (PITRESSIN) / HORMONE, VASOPRESSOR Dosage/Route
    Arrest : 40 units IV

    Esophageal varices : 0.2 - 0.4 units/min IV drip

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