Vasopressin (Pitressin)

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What is the Generic Name for Pitressin?

Vasopressin

What is the Trade Name for Vasopressin?

Pitressin

What are the Indications of Vasopressin (Pitressin)?

  • Management of diabetes insipidus
  • VT/VF unresponsive to initial shock
  • GI hemorrhage

What are the Actions of Vasopressin (Pitressin)?

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)?

Hormone

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Vasopressin (Pitressin)?

Antidiuretic hormone

What are the Nursing Considerations of Vasopressin (Pitressin)?

  • Use caution with HF and CV disease
  • Contraindicated in renal failure and hypersensitivity to pork
  • Monitor BP, HR, and EKG during therapy
  • Monitor urine specific gravity and osmolality
  • Weigh patient and assess for edema
  • Monitor electrolyte panel
  • Do not use with alcohol

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