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Norepinephrine (Levophed)

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What is the Generic Name for Levophed?


What is the Trade Name for Norepinephrine?


What are the Indications of Norepinephrine (Levophed)?

Treatment of severe hypotension and shock

What are the Actions of Norepinephrine (Levophed)?

Increase blood pressure and cardiac output by stimulating alpha-adrenergic receptors in the blood vessels, demonstrates minor beta activity

What is the Therapeutic Class of Norepinephrine (Levophed)?


What are the Nursing Considerations of Norepinephrine (Levophed)?

  • Monitor BP continuously if possible or every couple of minutes
  • Double check all concentrations with additional nurse
  • May result in rebound hypotension due to tissue ischemia when discontinued
  • Monitor EKG and CVP if possible
  • If patient is awake instruct them to report headaches, dizziness, or chest pain

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