Which medications in the drug class Cardiovascular agents are used in the treatment of Insect Bites?

Updated: Jun 21, 2018
  • Author: Boyd (Bo) D Burns, DO, FACEP, FAAEM; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Cardiovascular agents

These agents act to decrease the muscle tone in the small and large pulmonary airways and increase vascular tone.

Epinephrine (Adrenalin, Bronitin, EpiPen)

Epinephrine is the drug of choice for shock, angioedema, airway obstruction, bronchospasm, and urticaria in severe anaphylactic reactions. Administer IM; administer IV to patients in extremis, It may be administered SL or ET when no IV access is available. Continuous infusion may be given in cases of refractory shock.

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