Generic Name : Etomidate Pronunciation : e-TOM-i-date Therapeutic Classification : General Anesthetics ICD Code : Y48.2
International- Amidate. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a hypnotic agent, used as an anesthesia during short surgeries along with other medications. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult: IV- The recommended dose is 300 mcg/kg. How it should be taken :
It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of porphyria, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication. Side Effects :
Nerve pain, coughing, drowsiness, hiccups, nausea, involuntary muscle movements, vomiting.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store the medication as directed by your physician.
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