Levophed SF

Levophed SF

norepinephrine

Manufacturer:

Hospira

Distributor:

Hospira
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Noradrenaline bitartrate
Indications/Uses
Emergency measure in BP restoration in cases of acute hypotension.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Individualized dosage. Administer as diluted IV infusion. Initial dose: 2-3 mL/min. Ave maintenance dose: 0.5-1 mL/min.
Contraindications
Patients who are hypotensive from blood vol deficits except as emergency measure. Concomitant use of cyclopropane & halothane anesth. Patient w/ mesenteric or peripheral vascular thrombosis unless it is life-saving. Continuous administration in the absence of blood vol replacement; hypoxia or hypercarbia.
Special Precautions
Extravasation. Concomitant use w/ MAOIs or TCA. Hyperthyroidism.
Adverse Reactions
Bradycardia, arrhythmias; anxiety, transient headache. Plasma vol depletion (prolonged administration). Resp difficulty, ischemic injury. Extravasation, necrosis at inj site.
Drug Interactions
MAOIs, TCA, cyclopropane & halothane anesth. Alkali & oxidizing agents, barbiturates, chlorpheniramine, chlorothiazide, nitrofurantoin, phenytoin, Na bicarbonate & iodide, streptomycin, sulfadiazine & sulfafurazole.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
C01CA03 - norepinephrine ; Belongs to the class of adrenergic and dopaminergic cardiac stimulants excluding glycosides. Used in the treatment of hypotension.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Levophed SF infusion conc 1 mg/mL
Packing/Price
2 mL x 5 × 1's;4 mL x 5 × 1's
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