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ETOMIDATE (Amidate)

Name/Class: ETOMIDATE (Amidate)/Hypnotic

Description: Etomidate is an ultra–short-acting nonbarbiturate hypnotic with no analgesic effects and limited cardiovascular and respiratory effects.

Indications: Induce sedation for rapid sequence intubation.

Contraindications: None.

Precautions: Head Injury if no paralytics used, marked hypotension, severe asthma, or severe cardiovascular disease.

Dosage/Route: 0.1 to 0.3 mg/kg IV over 15 to 30 sec.

Pedi: children > 10 years, same as for adults


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