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What is the appropriate dosage range for levophed (norepinephrine)?

What is the appropriate dosage range for levophed (norepinephrine)?

See below: Levophed’s dosing is variable, depends on the condition treated, and may itself change depending the reference or guideline you consult). A common treatment is for low blood pressure/shock, 0.1-0.5 mcg/kg/minute, adjusted to desired pressure response. An older approach some still use is flat dosing (without regard to patient weight) of 8-12mcg/minute to start and a maintenance dose of 2-4mcg/min. ...Read more

Dr. Ravi Chand
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Levophed (Definition)

Levophed is an inotrope which is a kind of heart ...Read more


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Is levophed (norepinephrine) being used more now as a first choice of treatment for head injuries?

Is levophed (norepinephrine) being used more now as a first choice of treatment for head injuries?

Levophed (norepinephrine): Norepinephrine is not specifically used for treatment of head injuries per se but it is used routinely in ICU settings for maintaining blood pressure in critically ill pt's such as those suffering from acute neurologic trauma to attempt to maintain cerebral perfusion in the face of elevated intracranial pressure. ...Read more

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What are the differences between levophed, (norepinephrine) dopamine and dobutamine?

What are the differences between levophed, (norepinephrine) dopamine and dobutamine?

Receptors: These three medications are used to support the heart and cardiovascular system ie. blood pressure and heart rate. They are known as sympathomimetics and have a similar response to what you would think of as adrenaline. Each has variable effect on either heart rate, heart function (in terms of strength of 'squeeze') and on blood vessels which would translate to higher blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can you explain the differences between levophed, (norepinephrine) dopamine, and dobutamine?

Alters physiology: These are very simple answers to a complex question. Levophed (norepinephrine) increases blood pressure; Dopamine increases heart rate, blood pressure and cardiac function (contractility); Dobutamine increases cardiac contractility and heart rate. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the differences of levophed, (norepinephrine) dopamine and dobutamine in terms of their action?

You Asked for It----: Dobutamine- direct b1 receptor stimulant or agonist in the sympathetic nervous system. Levophed- vasoconstrictor peripherally (alpha adrenergic effects) and beta adrenergic stimulant at the level of the heart and coronary vessels dopamine- dual b1 and Alpha adrenergic effects. Useful in hypovolemic shock because of conservancy of renal blood flow. Also, works centrally in other complex ways. ...Read more

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What is lithium used for?

What is lithium used for?

Lithium Carbonate: (LiCO3) is an older tx for bi-polar disorder, better managing the highs than the lows, from my experience. If your question is about Lithium in general, there are lots of uses, at large. Wikipedia actually has a good description of these, keeping in mind, this is Wikipedia... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithium ...Read more

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What ginseng is used for ?

What ginseng is used for ?

Gingseng: Gingseng is primarily used in asian cultures for men's sexuality and energy. It is thought to enhance a man's stamina. ...Read more

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Ih3 tablet is used for what?

Ih3 tablet is used for what?

OTC preparations: This is supposed to increase the intensity of the male orgasmic experience along with the volume of semen produced. Cannot comment on efficacy because like other products of this nature that is only in the eye of the beholder. Be careful what you pay for. ...Read more

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What purpose used ecosprin75?

What purpose used ecosprin75?

It is basically : Aspirin produced by a different manufacturer. It can be used for fever, pain, and blood thinning. Just like aspirin, it can cause stomach upset , nausea , bleeding , exacerbation of asthma and formation of nasal polyps if u r hypersensitive.Take care ! ...Read more

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What is med linzest used for?

What is med linzest used for?

Linzess: If u meant linzess, it is used to treat chronic constipation & irritable bowel. It softens stools & stimulates bowel movement. ...Read more