Disease Information for Norepinephrine (Levophed) infusion

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Brief Blood pressure increase/sign:
Decreased peripheral pulses
Dorsalis pedis pulse decreased
High blood pressure/sign
High blood pressure/transient/wide fluctuations
Regional pallor/vasospasm
Sudden pallor
Vasospasm of extremities/Signs
Autonomic instability/Variable BP/HR
Pallor
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Norepinephrine, plasma (Lab)
Potassium, serum (Lab)
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Arterial Occlusion
Cardiac arrhythmias
Drug induced Arrhythmias
Drug induced Pressor/acute hypertension
Hyperkalemia
Hypertension
Hypertensive Crisis
Hypertensive crisis/Accelerated hypertension
Ischemic bowel disease
Monoamine oxidase inhibitor toxicity/crisis
Sinus bradycardia
Non-Occlusive Bowel Infarction
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Drugs
DRUG/Alpha-adrenergic agonist/effect
DRUG/Important Acute care drugs (example)
DRUG/Narrow range of safety (effect/toxic)
DRUG/Pressor (antishock) medication (ex)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Arterial Occlusion
Pathophysiology/Mesenteric Ischemia Non-Occlusive
Process
PROCESS/Medication/Drug (CONFIRM dose/before treatment)
Toxin
TOXIN/ Hypertension/slow heart rate
Synonyms
Synonym
( + ) Noradrenaline, ( + ) Norepinephrine, (R) 4 (2 Amino 1 hydroxyethyl) 1 2 benzenediol, 1 2 Benzenediol 4 (2 amino 1 hydroxyethyl) (R), Arterenol, Levarterenol, Levonorepinephrine, NA Noradrenaline, NA Norepinephrine, noradrenalin, noradrenaline, Noradrenaline preparation, Noradrenaline product, Noradrenaline product (product), Noradrenaline product (substance), Norepinephrine, Norepinephrine (substance), NOREPINEPHRINE PREPARATION, Norepinephrine preparation (product), Norepinephrine preparation (substance), Norepinephrine product, Brand name/Levophed (Norepinephrine), Synonym/Levarterenol (Norepinephrine) admin
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Alpha-adrenergic blocker
RX/Phentolamine (Regitine)
Drug Dosage
DRUG/Dose 16-24 Micrgm/min iv (8 mgm/250 cc DW)
DRUG/Dose Infusion mix 8 mgm/500 ml (CONFIRM this)
DRUG/Dose iv 2-4 mcg/min
DRUG/Dose iv soln 4mgm/500ml d5w (8 mcg/ml)
DRUG/Infusion option medication
DRUG/Injectable medication (parenteral)
DRUG/Injectable preparation only
DRUG/Intranasal administration RX
DRUG/Intravenous administraton RX
DRUG/Intravenous only RX
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