Racemic Epinephrine

MicroNEFRIN, Vaponephrine

 

INDICATIONS:

  • Croup (Laryngotracheobronchitis)

 

ADMINISTRATION:

  • Inhalation only

 

DOSAGE:

ADULT:

  • Not indicated for adult patients

 

PEDIATRIC:

  • 0.5 ml (diluted to 3.0 ml with NS)
  • Only use initially and not repeated
  • Physician in the receiving ED should be notified that treatment has been administered

 

THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS:

  • Bronchodilation from B2 receptor stimulation

 

RELATIVE CONTRAINDICATIONS:

  • Should not be used in the management of epiglottitis

 

SIDE EFFECTS:

  • Can result in tachycardia and possible arrhythmias

 

SPECIAL NOTES / RESTRICTIONS:

  • Usually supplied in vials of 0.5 ML (13.5 mg of drug). Dilute with 3 ml of NS.
  • Physician in receiving ED should be notified that treatment has been administered.