Which medications in the drug class Vasopressors/inotropics are used in the treatment of Scorpion Envenomation?

Updated: Nov 09, 2018
  • Author: David Cheng, MD; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Vasopressors/inotropics are used to combat hypotension refractory to intravenous fluid therapy.

Norepinephrine (Levophed)

Norepinephrine is indicated for persistent hypotension not responsive to judicious fluid loading and sodium bicarbonate.

Dobutamine (Dobutrex)

Dobutamine is a sympathomimetic amine with stronger beta than alpha effects. It increases the inotropic state with afterload reduction.

Milrinone (Primacor)

Milrinone is a positive inotropic agent and vasodilator with little chronotropic activity.

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