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Vasopressin (Pitressin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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Vasopressin (Pitressin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

What is the Generic Name for Pitressin?

vasopressin

What is the Trade Name for vasopressin?

Pitressin

What are the Indications of Vasopressin (Pitressin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

management of diabetes insipidus, VT/VF unresponsive to initial shock, GI hemorrhage

What are the Actions of Vasopressin (Pitressin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

increases water permeability of the kidney's collecting duct and distal convoluted tubule leading to water retention, also increases peripheral vascular resistance leading to increased BP

What is the Therapeutic Class of Vasopressin (Pitressin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

hormone

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Vasopressin (Pitressin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

antidiuretic hormone

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Date Published - Jan 8, 2019
Date Modified - Mar 30, 2019

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