vasopressin.txt

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Prehospital Medication Flashcards for Paramedic School - Massachusetts and Rhode Island
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  1. Vasopressin

    Trade Name
    Pitressin
  2. Vasopressin

    Class
    Hormone, Vasopressor
  3. Vasopressin

    Mechanism of Action
    • Non Alpha-adrenergic vasoconstrictor (in higher doses) through direct stimulation of smooth muscle receptors
    • Possesses pressor and antidiuretic hormone (ADH) properties
  4. Vasopressin

    Indications
    • Increase peripheral vascular resistance during CPR
    • As an alternative to epi or after epi has been used
  5. Vasopressin

    Contraindications
    None in Cardiac Arrest
  6. Vasopressin

    Adverse Reactions
    • Hypertension
    • Blanching of the skin
    • Abdominal cramps
    • Nausea
    • Bradycardia
    • Minor Dysrhythmias
  7. Vasopressin

    Drug Interactions
    • None in the ACLS setting
    • Use caution in patients with:
    • Epilepsy
    • Migraines
    • Asthma
    • Heart Failure
    • Angina
  8. Vasopressin

    How Supplied
    20 Units/ml vials
  9. Vasopressin

    Dosage and Administration
    Adult
    40 Units (single dose only)
  10. Vasopressin

    Dosage and Administration
    Pediatric
    Not yet established
  11. Vasopressin

    Duration of Action
    • Onset: Variable
    • Peak Effects: Variable
    • Duration: 30-60 minutes
    • Half-Life: 10-20 minutes
  12. Vasopressin

    Special Considerations
    • Use caution in patients with:
    • Epilepsy
    • Migraines
    • Asthma
    • Heart Failure
    • Angina

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