Norepinephrine

Earlier, we discussed epinephrine. Now, Rishi Kumar has another great post about another vasopressor, norepinephrine. When I was first starting out as a nurse, norepi had quite the reputation, and not in a good way. Known by the brand name Levophed, it was often called “Leave-em-dead.” These days, norepi is the go-to pressor for just about any type of shock except cardiogenic. It’s a good all around drug, causing mainly vasoconstriction, but also having some positive inotropic/chronotropic effects as well.

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