What Are You Struggling With?

Vasopressin (Pitressin)

What is the Generic Name for Pitressin?


What is the Trade Name for Vasopressin?


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)?


What is the Pharmacologic Class of Vasopressin (Pitressin)?

Antidiuretic hormone

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Date Published - Oct 12, 2015
Date Modified - Jun 21, 2019

Jon Haws RN

Written by Jon Haws RN

Jon Haws RN began his nursing career at a Level I Trauma ICU in DFW working as a code team nurse, charge nurse, and preceptor. Frustrated with the nursing education process, Jon started NRSNG in 2014 with a desire to provide tools and confidence to nursing students around the globe. When he's not busting out content for NRSNG, Jon enjoys spending time with his two kids and wife.