Why is IV isoproterenol contraindicated in the treatment of status asthmaticus?

Updated: Jun 17, 2020
  • Author: Constantine K Saadeh, MD; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Exercise caution in patients with other complicating factors (eg, congestive heart failure (CHF), history of cardiac arrhythmia). Intravenous isoproterenol is not recommended for the treatment of asthma, because of the risk of myocardial toxicity. [27]


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