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Etomidate's trade name amidate
Class hypnotic
Description etomidate is an ultra-short-acting (3-5 minutes) nonbarbituate hypnotic with no analgesic effects. It also has limited cardiovascular and respiratory effects
Indications Induce sedation for RSI
Onset/Duration 15-30 seconds; 3-5 minutes
Contraindications Hypersensitivity
Precautions Marked hypotension, severe asthma, severe cardiovascular disease
Side Effects muscle movements, apnea of short duration, hyper/hypo ventilation, laryngospasm, hyper/hypotension, tachy/brady arrythmias, hiccoughs, snoring
Dosage/Route 0.2-0.6 mg/kg IV over 15-30 seconds
Created by: james.p