WHAT IS IT?
Norepinephrine (Levophed) is a medication that is often times called a “presser” because it will help raise blood pressures.
WHEN DO WE USE IT?
To maintain blood pressures during sepsis, septic shock, and other hypotensive episodes
WHEN DO WE AVOID USING IT?
HOW IS IT ADMINISTERED?
HOW IS IT DOSED?
Hypotension/shock: In this setting a continuous IV infusion is used.
- Initial dose: 8 to 12 mcg/minute; titrate to desired response.
- Usual maintenance range: 2 to 4 mcg/minute
Sepsis & Septic Shock:
0.01-3 mcg/kg/min IV infusion
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS/TOXICITY?
ANYTHING ELSE TO KEEP IN MIND?
Page Updated: 07.10.18