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Drug profiles

decadron, solumedrol, albuterol, sodium bicarb, etomidate

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Sodium Bicarb BRAND NAME Sodium Bicarbonate 8.4%
Sodium Bicarb CLASS Buffer
Sodium Bicarb INDICATIONS Acidosis, drug intoxications (barbiturates, salicylates, methyl alcohol)
Sodium Bicarb DOSE/ROUTE Adult Dosage Metabolic Acidosis Cardiac arrest 1 mEq/kg, may repeat at 0.5 mEq/kg in 10 minutes
Sodium Bicarb Pediatric Dosage 1 mEq/kg IV or IO NS Can contribute to acidosis and cause fluid overload
Sodium Bicarb AZ DRUG BOX SUPPLY RANGE 100 mEq
Albuterol BRAND NAME Proventil, ventolin
Albuterol CLASS Sympathomimetic, bronchodilator
Albuterol MECHANISM OF ACTION Binds and stimulates Beta2 receptors, resulting in relaxation of bronchial smooth muscle
Albuterol INDICATIONS COPD, Asthma, bronchitis
Albuterol DOSE/ROUTE Adult 2.5mg. every 20 minutes up to 3 doses.
Albuterol DOSE/ROUTE Pediatric >12 years 0.5mg/kg/hr
Albuterol DOSE/ROUTE Pediatric <12 years 0.15mg/kg every 20min up to 3 doses
Albuterol AZ DRUG BOX SUPPLY RANGE 10mg
Decadron GENERIC NAME Dexamethasone
Decadron BRAND NAME Decadron
Decadron CLASS Corticosteroid
Decadron MECHANISM OF ACTION Reduces inflammation and Immune responses.
Decadron INDICATIONS Anaphylaxis, spinal cord injury, asthma, croup, nonresponsive forms of shock
Decadron DOSE/ROUTE Adult 1-6mg/kg slow IV bolus
Decadron DOSE/ROUTE Pediatric 0.25-1mg/kg/dose IV, IO, IM
ETOMIDATE BRAND NAME Amidate
ETOMIDATE CLASS Sedative/hypnotic agent
ETOMIDATE MECHANISM OF ACTION Produces hypnosis rapidly causing CNS depression and anesthesia No analgesic effect
ETOMIDATE INDICATIONS Induction of anesthesia for rapid sequence intubation (RSI)
ETOMIDATE DOSE/ROUTE ADULT 0.3 mg/kg IV over 30-60 seconds
ETOMIDATE AZ DRUG BOX SUPPLY RANGE 80mg
Solu-Medrol GENERIC NAME Methylprednisolone
Solu-Medrol BRAND NAME Solu-Medrol
Solu-Medrol CLASS Anti-inflammatory Glucocorticoid
Solu-Medrol DOSE/ROUTE Adult, Acute spinal cord injury 30mg/kg IV over 30 minutes followed by an infusion.
Solu-Medrol Dose/route Adult asthma and COPD 1-2mg/kg IV.
Created by: klindley