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1

Classification

Sedative/hypnotic, anesthesia

2

Mechanism of Action

  • Exact mechanism is unknown
  • Appears to have GABA like effects

3

Indications

  • Induction of RSI and pharmacological-assisted intubation
  • Induction of anesthesia

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Contraindications

  • Known hypersensitivity
  • Use in pregnancy only if the potential benefits justify the potential risk to the fetus.
  • Do not use during labor and avoid in nursing mothers

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Adverse Effects

  • Hypotension, respiratory depression, pain at the injection site, temporary involuntary muscle movements, frequent nausea/vomiting on emergence, adrenal insufficiency, hyper/hypoventilation, short duration apnea, laryngospasm, cardiac arrythmias

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Administration

  • ​Adult: 0.1-0.3 mg/kg IV over 15-30 seconds. A typical adult intubating dose is 20 mg slow IV.
  • Peds: Same as adult 10+ years old, under 10 safety unknown.