Vasopressin(Pitressin)

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Vasopressin(Pitressin)
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2011-05-13 15:58:44
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  1. Class

    Hormone, vasopressor
  2. Description
    Vasopressin is a hormone with strong vasopressive and antidiuretic properties but that may precipitate angina and/or AMI
  3. Mechanism of Action
    • Alpha 1 Stimulant - Vasoconstrictor
    • Vasspression is ADH– hormone released from the posterior pituitary gland
    • Increases preload w/CPR
  4. Onset of Action
    • Onset: Varies

    • Peak: Varies

    • Duration: 30-60 min

    • Half-life: 10-20 min

  5. Indications
    • To increase peripheral vascular resistance in arrest (CPR).

    • May be used instead of EPI in 1st or 2nd dose.
  6. Contraindications
    • Pt with a chronic nephritis
    • Ischemic heart disease
    • PVC’s
    • Advanced arteriosclerosis.
    • (May not apply during CPR)
  7. Precautions
    Caution when used in patients with epilepsy, migraines, asthma, heart failure, angina
  8. Side Effects
    • Abdominal cramps
    • Blanching of the skin
    • Bradycardia
    • Hypertension
    • Dysrhythmias
    • Nausea
  9. Adult Dose
    40 units
  10. Pedi-Dose
    Not indicated
  11. Max Dose
    40 units once
  12. Routes of Administration
    IV/IO
  13. How Supplied
    Vials
  14. Drips
    N/A

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