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Vasopressin is a hormone with strong vasopressive and antidiuretic properties but that may precipitate angina and/or AMI
Mechanism of Action
Alpha 1 that causes vasoconstriction, vasspression is ADH-hormone released from the posterior pituitary gland, Increases preload w/CPR.
Onset of Action
- Onset: varies
- Preak: varies
- Duration: 30-60min
- Half-life: 10-20min
To increase peripheral vascular resistance in arrest (CPR) or to control bleeding from esophageal varices.
Pt with a chronic nephritis, ischemic heart disease, PVC's, or advanced arteriosclerosis. When used in CPR, These contraindications may not apply
used in pt with epilepsy, migraines, asthma, heart failure and angina.
abdominal cramps, blaching of the skin, bradycardia, hypertension, minor dysrhythmias, nausea.
- 40 units.
- Esophageal varices: 0.2 to 0.4 units/min IV drip.
40 units one time use
Routes of Administration
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