Etomidate (Amidate)

 

INDICATIONS:

 

  • For use in RSI protocol – for anesthesia induction.

 

ADMINISTRATION:

 

  • IV

 

DOSAGE:

 

ADULT:

 

  • 0.3 mg/kg slow IV push over 20 seconds

 

PEDIATRIC:

 

  • No approved

 

THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS:

 

  • Hypnotic drug (no analgesic activity)

 

RELATIVE CONTRAINDICATIONS:

 

  • Known sensitivity to drug

 

SIDE EFFECTS:

 

  • Transient venous pain, skeletal muscle movement