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ISOPROTERENOL (Isuprel)

Name/Class: ISOPROTERENOL (Isuprel)/Sympathomimetic
Description: Isoproterenol is a synthetic sympathomimetic that results in increased cardiac output by

increasing the strength of cardiac contraction and somewhat increasing rate.

Indications: Bradycardia refractory to atropine when pacing is not available

Contraindications: Cardiogenic shock.

Precautions: Tachydysrhythmias and those associated with digitalis and acute myocardial infarction.

Dosage/Route: Bradycardia: 2 to 10 mcg/min titrated to cardiac rate.

Pedi: 0.1 mcg/kg/min titrated to cardiac rate.

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